F1 heads to the UK and the iconic Silverstone circuit this weekend for what could be a wet British GP.
After a week off, Formula 1 is back for the British GP and the intrigue is high as a number of teams have brought upgraded cars to the first of four races in July.
Max Verstappen currently stands clear at the top of the Drivers’ Championship after the Dutchman secured yet another victory last time out at the Canadian GP, with Charles Leclerc and Ferrari keen to make up for a run of poor results with a better showing at Silverstone.
Mercedes are among the teams that have promised upgrades for the race, and with home support strong for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, the Silver Arrows will be hoping to close the gap to Red Bull and Ferrari at the top of the timing charts.
Friday’s practice runs have already been impacted by wet weather at the circuit, and the forecast shows we could be in for a wet race which would throw a spanner in the works.
Friday – Practice 1 & 2
The first two practice sessions of the weekend are set to be fairly wet, with chances of a drier second running for the drivers as the clouds above the track begin to clear.
Saturday – Qualifying
For the final practice session and Saturday qualifying, there is a significant chance of more rain which currently stands at around 84% with sunny spells in between.
Sunday – Race
We may yet get a wet race on Sunday given the notoriously unpredictable British summer weather, with a slight chance of afternoon showers and an overall chance of rain at around 24%.