Formula 1 returns after a longer than expected three week break in April, with the grid heading to Baku for the 2023 Azerbaijan GP.
With a host of teams including Mercedes, Ferrari and Aston Martin bringing upgrades for their cars as they look to chase down Max Verstappen and Red Bull at the front of the pack, the race will set the stage for the second act of the 2023 season.
The streets of Baku City Circuit have never seen a repeat winner since the race joined the calendar in 2016, can Verstappen break that record with his second win on the bounce this year?
Here is what the weather forecast is looking like for the race.
Friday – FP1 and Qualifying
The weekend will kick off with light winds and a few low clouds, eventually giving way to mostly sunny conditions throughout the day. Teams can expect temperatures of around 21°C during FP1 and 19°C during the qualifying session. With a maximum temperature of 21°C and a minimum of 14°C. Friday is expected to remain dry with a 0% chance of rain.
Saturday – Sprint Shootout and Sprint
Saturday will begin with mostly cloudy skies, with a very slight chance of rain showers later in the afternoon. Temperatures are predicted to be around 24°C during the Sprint Shootout and 21°C. during the Sprint session. The day’s maximum temperature is expected to reach 24°C while the minimum is set at 15°C. The chance of rain remains low at less than 20%.
Sunday – Race
Race day is set to be mostly cloudy throughout the day, with a slight chance of rain later in the afternoon. The temperature during the race is forecasted to be 24 °C. Sunday’s maximum temperature is expected to reach 25 °C, with a minimum of 17 °C. The chance of rain stands at 20%, keeping teams and drivers on their toes.