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Saudi Arabia Grand Prix 2023

Strong winds and scorching temperatures to challenge drivers at Jeddah

The F1 drivers and teams are set for a very warm weekend at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Saudi GP
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After a warm and dry weekend at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, the F1 circus can expect similar conditions for the second event on the calendar in Saudi Arabia.

While the first and third practice sessions take place just before sunset, second practice on Friday, qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday will all be held in the evening. Despite this, temperatures will remain hot throughout.

With thanks to our friends at WeerOnline.nl, here's the current weather forecast for the 2023 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Extremely warm in Jeddah

With a cloudless few days forecast in Jeddah, the high temperatures are likely to feel even hotter. Friday will see a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius, but this could climb up to 31 degrees Celsius during the course of the weekend.

For Sunday's race – held at 20:00 local time – temperatures are likely to start at 27 degrees Celsius before cooling to 25 degrees Celsius by the time the chequered flag is waved.

The asphalt will still be hot at the start of the race, but will gradually cool down throughout the event, which could have an effect on tyre strategy.

Fans watching the action at the race will need to be aware of the sun's intensity during the day, with a UV index of 12 meaning that unprotected skin could burn very quickly.

Another potential weather factor for the event is the wind, meaning that there is a possibility of sand on the track which could cause reduced visibility.

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Join RacingNews365.com journalists Michael Butterworth and Dieter Rencken as they discuss all the key talking points ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

F1 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


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