Spanish GP Weather: Latest forecast for F1 2024 race in Barcelona

Summer in Spain usually has predictable warm conditions, so find out the latest weather forecast for the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix

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The 2024 Spanish Grand Prix is set to be an exciting event, taking place at the renowned Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. As the 10th round of the 2024 Formula 1 season, this race is crucial for teams and drivers alike as they vie for championship points and the Spanish GP weather is expected to play a significant role, with fans eagerly anticipating how the race will unfold under the typically warm Catalan sun.

Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, known for its technical layout and demanding nature, provides a significant challenge. This track is not only a favourite for its thrilling races but also because it serves as a primary testing ground for teams. With F1’s extensive calendar, the Spanish GP is always a highlight, often giving insights into how the rest of the season might play out.

This year’s Spanish GP promises to deliver not only in terms of racing but also in terms of fan experience. The circuit’s proximity to the vibrant city of Barcelona makes it a prime location for spectators, offering a blend of high-octane motorsport and cultural exploration. The Spanish GP has a rich history in F1, with numerous memorable moments etched into the sport’s lore, and 2024 is expected to add to that legacy.

As we approach the race weekend, teams are preparing for various scenarios, given the ever-important role that weather conditions play in Formula 1. This brings us to the weather forecast for the Spanish GP 2024.

Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin leads George Russell of Mercedes,, and Nico Hulkenberg of Haas during 2023 Spanish GP formation lap | Aston Martin F1 Team
Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin leads George Russell of Mercedes,, and Nico Hulkenberg of Haas during 2023 Spanish GP formation lap | Aston Martin F1 Team

Spanish GP Weather Forecast 2024

The weather forecast for the Spanish GP weekend indicates a mix of conditions, ranging from warm and sunny to potential thunderstorms. The Spanish GP weather will be a crucial element for team strategies and race outcomes.

Friday, June 21 – Weather for Practice 1 and 2

On Friday, the weather is expected to be mostly sunny with moderate temperatures around 24°C (75°F). However, there is a notable 20% chance of thunderstorms developing in the afternoon, which could disrupt the practice sessions. Wind speeds will be moderate, averaging 10 km/h from the southeast, with gusts up to 30 km/h during FP2​.

Saturday, June 22 – Weather for Practice 3 and Qualifying

Saturday’s forecast presents a higher chance of rain, with a 20% likelihood of showers, especially in the afternoon during qualifying. Temperatures will range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), making for a warm but potentially wet day. The winds are expected to be light, coming from the east-northeast at about 9 km/h, with gusts up to 35 km/h​.

Sunday, June 23 – Spanish GP Weather

Race day on Sunday promises similar conditions, with temperatures peaking at 30°C (86°F). There is a 40% chance of rain throughout the day, leading to the possibility of a wet race which could significantly impact strategies and outcomes. Winds will be gentle, around 10 km/h from the south-southeast, with gusts up to 30 km/h​.

the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix is set to take place under varying weather conditions, with the potential for rain on all three days of the event. Teams will need to manage tire wear and cooling strategies effectively due to the high temperatures, while also preparing for possible rain interruptions.

John Smith
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Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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