After a pulsating season opener to the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship, the season heads to Saudi Arabia for round two of the championship. But what does the weather forecast look like?
The first round in Bahrain proved to be a thrilling affair with Ferrari returning to winning ways after two seasons of disappointment. While Charles Leclerc took the honours, he was pushed all the way by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with the pair entertaining fans with an exciting on track duel, that ultimately saw the Monegasque driver prevail.
Verstappen went onto retire from the race the reigning world champion will be hoping to make amends in a race he almost won last year.
Having joined the calendar last year, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is one of the fastest on the calendar boasting an average speed of 250 km/h and features 27 turns. Given its nature the 6.1 kilometer track will exert its toll on the drivers with the race witnessing three grid starts during its initial Grand Prix.
Friday, Practice 1 and Practice 2
The weather for Friday is set to be overcast with temperatures topping out at 27 degrees Celsius. The sessions themselves will take place later in the evening meaning that the conditions will inevitable be cooler with a low of 18 degrees Celsius predicted for Friday.
Saturday, Practice 3 and Qualifying
Much like Friday, the conditions on the Saturday of the weekend will be overcast though slightly warmer. The day is set to experience a high of 29 degrees Celsius while the temperature is set to drop to 21 degrees Celsius as the sun sets.
The weather on Sunday will see the drivers race under a clear sky. The air temperature is set to increase once more with the day’s high predicted to be 32 degrees Celsius, while the low will be a cool 22 degrees Celsius.