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Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022

Will the weather provide an extra challenge during the Azerbaijan GP?

Here is the latest weather forecast for Sunday's race at the Baku City Circuit, just hours ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix getting underway.

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The weather could play a role in how Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix plays out, albeit due to the hot and punishing track conditions that are expected rather than any rainfall.

Throughout Friday and Saturday's practice and qualifying, the weather was warm and sunny, though there was plenty of intervening cloud cover.

The weather conditions are expected to remain roughly similar for the race, which gets underway at 12:00 BST, although could be quite a lot hotter than what was seen during the first two days of the weekend.

The latest weather forecast, brought to you by our friends at WeerOnline.nl, suggests an air temperature of 28 degrees Celsius when the lights go out in Baku.

While sunny, a strong southerly wind coming in from the sea could cause significant head and tailwinds which will force the drivers to adjust their braking points. Despite the circuit cutting through streets and being surrounded by buildings, this wind will be scarcely reduced by their presence.

The sun is set to be quite strong, with a UV index of 10 – it's recommended for spectators at the venue to cover up well with a strong sunblock.

Due to the strength of the sun, track temperatures of around 50 degrees Celsius are predicted, suggesting punishing conditions for the C3, C4, and C5 tyre compounds brought to Azerbaijan by Pirelli.

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