Formula 1 heads to another street circuit this weekend when the circus convenes in Baku for the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The last two races in Spain and Monaco have seen Ferrari drop the ball with the Italian team losing ground to Red Bull in both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. The results have hurt Charles Lerlcerc particularly, with the Monegasque driver trailing Max Verstappen by nine points in the driver standings.
With its high emphasis on top speed, the Baku street circuit is a thrilling affair, and with Red Bull and Ferrari locked in a fierce battle for supremacy, the race should deliver in terms of excitement much as it has in past iterations.
The weather as always could prove crucial in determining the final outcome of the Grand Prix.
Friday, Practice 1 and Practice 2
The weather conditions on Friday at Baku are predicted to be cloudy with the track temperature reaching a high of 26 degrees Celsius and a low of 19 degrees Celsius. Despite the presence of those clouds, the chance of rain remains low at 12%
Saturday, Practice 3 and Qualifying
Saturday will see the clouds dissipate, though the temperatures are set to increase. The day will see a high of 28 degrees Celsius, meaning that the drivers will have near identical conditions to their practice sessions conducted on the previous day.
There is a 0% chance of it raining on the Saturday of the weekend.
The 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be a sunny affair with the chance of rain negligible at 2%. The drivers will have to contend with warmer conditions with the air temperature touching 29 degrees Celsius.
Despite this, the race has always delivered in terms of spectacle, and there is no reason to believe this year will be any different.