British GP Weather 2024: Latest forecast for F1 race at Silverstone

The 2024 British Grand Prix at Silverstone is set for a thrilling weekend with variable weather conditions expected. Forecasts predict a mix of sunshine, thunderstorms, and mild temperatures

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Silverstone is renowned not just for its historical Formula 1 significance but also for its unpredictable British GP weather, which often plays a pivotal role in the race outcomes. As the 2024 Formula 1 season heads to Silverstone, fans and teams alike are keenly monitoring the weather forecasts to strategise effectively for the weekend.

Silverstone, with its blend of high-speed straights and intricate corners, poses a unique challenge for drivers and teams. The circuit’s layout demands a perfect balance of speed and handling, making setup and tyre choices critical. Over the years, the British GP has delivered memorable moments, and the 2024 edition promises to be no different, with the added intrigue of variable weather conditions that can significantly impact race strategies and outcomes.

At Silverstone, the weather is notoriously capricious, capable of swinging from bright sunshine to heavy rain within the same session. This unpredictability adds an extra layer of strategy for teams, who must be prepared to adapt to changing conditions swiftly. As the race weekend approaches, the latest British GP weather forecast will be crucial in shaping team strategies and potentially influencing the F1 championship standings.

British GP Weather Forecast 2024

Check out a detailed weather forecast for all sessions at the British GP 2024 below. From FP1 and FP2 on Friday, to FP3 and Qualifying on Saturday, and finally Sunday’s race.

It's lights out and away we go at the 2023 British Grand Prix as Max Verstappen fights the McLarens of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri | Mark Thompson/Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool
It’s lights out and away we go at the 2023 British Grand Prix as Max Verstappen fights the McLarens of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri | Mark Thompson/Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Friday British GP Weather: Practice 1 & 2

The forecast for Friday looks promising, with dry, warm, and sunny conditions expected throughout the day. Temperatures are set to rise past 25 degrees Celsius and could potentially touch the 30s, making it a scorching start to the weekend.

This heat will likely result in the highest tyre degradation of the weekend, providing valuable data for the teams as they prepare for the more variable conditions expected later. Winds are forecasted to be around 10-15 mph from the south, adding another element for teams to consider.

Saturday British GP Weather: Practice 3 & Qualifying

Saturday’s weather brings a significant shift, with thunderstorms predicted in the morning. This could lead to a wet FP3 session, complicating preparations for qualifying. The rain might clear up by the afternoon, but there remains a notable chance of intermittent showers during the qualifying session.

Temperatures will dip below 25 degrees Celsius, with winds continuing at 11-13 mph from the southwest. This combination of rain and wind will challenge drivers, particularly in the high-speed corners.

Sunday British GP Weather: Race Day

For race day, the forecast suggests predominantly dry conditions with only a slight chance of rain towards the end of the British Grand Prix. Temperatures are expected to cool to just above 20 degrees Celsius, providing a more stable environment for racing.

Wind speeds are anticipated to be around 10 mph from the west, which is slightly lower than Saturday. While the likelihood of rain is minimal at 20%, teams must stay prepared for any sudden changes.

John Smith
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