Latest weather forecast for 2024 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The 2024 Saudi Arabian GP is due to be run between March 7-9 but what will the weather be like at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit during the F1 race?

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The 2024 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is set to bring the high-speed excitement of F1 racing to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit once again. As teams and drivers gear up for the challenge, the weather plays a crucial role in shaping the race’s dynamics. 

The weather in Jeddah, hosting the race, plays a pivotal role in the event’s outcome, affecting everything from tyre strategies to aerodynamic setups. Jeddah’s climate, known for its warmth and dryness, coupled with the potential for gusty winds, presents a unique challenge to the competitors. 

The weather forecast for the Saudi Arabian GP 2024 indicates similar conditions, with temperatures expected to be warm throughout the practice sessions, qualifying, and the race day. However, wind gusts could introduce an unpredictable element, possibly affecting car performance and driver handling on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit‘s fast straights and tight corners.

As the Formula 1 circus returns to the stunning waterfront track, understanding the weather conditions becomes crucial for race strategy. Teams will closely monitor the Saudi Arabian GP 2024 weather forecast, adjusting their plans to optimize car performance in the heat, manage tyre degradation, and navigate the windy conditions. 

With no chance of rain predicted and temperatures looking comfortable for a night race, the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is shaping up to be another memorable event under the Arabian stars. 

Thursday Practice 1 and Practice 2

The weekend kicks off with warm and dry conditions for Thursday’s practice sessions. The temperature is expected to hover around 29-30°C during the day, cooling slightly to 25-26°C by the evening. However, wind gusts reaching up to 21mph could present some challenges for the drivers on the track.

  • Forecast: Warm and dry conditions are expected throughout the day, with wind gusts potentially causing difficulties for drivers.
  • Temperature: Highs of around 30°C during the day, cooling to approximately 25°C by the evening.
  • Chance of Precipitation: 0%

Friday Practice 3 and Qualifying

Friday follows a similar pattern with temperatures of 28-30°C anticipated during the day and cooling to around 24-25°C for the qualifying session. Humidity levels could rise to 48 percent, making conditions a bit sticky for the drivers, especially as the sun sets. The wind continues to play a factor, with gusts expected to remain significant throughout both sessions.

  • Forecast: Similar to Thursday, with warm temperatures and dry conditions. Humidity levels will increase, making it feel stickier, especially during the evening qualifying session.
  • Temperature: Expected to be around 28°C during FP3, cooling slightly to 24°C for qualifying.
  • Chance of Precipitation: 0%

Saturday Race Day

The race day on Saturday sees a slight drop in temperatures, with forecasts predicting a range between 25-31°C. The humidity levels are expected to stay consistent with Friday’s conditions. A calmer wind is anticipated, offering some respite from the blustery conditions experienced earlier in the weekend. The chance of rain remains at 0% throughout the sessions, ensuring a dry race.

  • Forecast: The day is set to be slightly cooler compared to the previous days, with less wind, providing some relief from the windy conditions experienced earlier.
  • Temperature: Temperatures will range between 25°C to 31°C throughout the day.
  • Chance of Precipitation: 0%

With the weather set to be mostly warm and dry but with notable wind conditions, teams will need to adjust their strategies to cope with the potential challenges posed by the gusts. The conditions could affect tyre wear, fuel consumption, and aerodynamic performance, adding an extra layer of complexity to what is already one of the most anticipated races of the season.

John Smith
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