Emilia Romagna GP 2024 Weather: Latest forecast for F1 race at Imola

With plenty of changeable weather conditions in recent years, plus the cancellation of the 2023 race due to flooding, find out the latest forecast for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola

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The 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the iconic Imola circuit promises a thrilling weekend of racing, with weather conditions playing a crucial role in the event’s dynamics, so make sure you know the latest forecast for all sessions at Imola.

Imola, officially known as the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, is a historic track renowned for its challenging layout, including 19 corners and significant elevation changes. This picturesque circuit, nestled in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, has been the scene of many memorable races and dramatic moments in F1 history.

As teams and fans prepare for an exciting weekend of racing, the weather forecast for the Emilia Romagna GP is crucial for strategizing and planning. Imola’s unpredictable weather can significantly impact race strategies, car setups, and tire choices, making it essential to stay updated on the latest conditions.

Fans watch Red Bull's Sergio Perez from balconies that overlook a section of the Imola Circuit during the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix | REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
Fans watch Red Bull’s Sergio Perez from balconies that overlook a section of the Imola Circuit during the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix | REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Imola Weather

Friday, May 17 – Practice 1 and 2

On Friday, the forecast for the first and second practice sessions (FP1 and FP2) predicts sunny conditions with a gentle breeze. Temperatures are expected to be around 24°C (75°F), with a slight chance of light rain in the morning, presenting a less than 25% chance of precipitation. This mix of sun and potential early rain means teams will need to be adaptable in their initial setups​.

Saturday, May 18 – Practice 3 and Qualifying

Saturday’s weather for the third practice session (FP3) and qualifying is expected to be similarly favorable, with sunny skies and a light breeze. Temperatures will remain steady at around 24°C (75°F), with a minimal chance of rain, under 5%. These conditions should provide optimal track performance, allowing drivers to push their cars to the limit during the critical qualifying laps​.

Sunday, May 19 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Sunday’s race day is forecasted to feature light cloud cover and light winds, maintaining the temperature at a consistent 24°C (75°F). The chance of precipitation is slightly higher than Saturday but still low at under 15%. These conditions are expected to offer a stable race environment, though the slight possibility of rain could introduce an element of unpredictability into the race strategy​.

John Smith
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