Latest weather forecast for F1 Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park

The 2021 Turkish GP is due to be run between October 8-10 at Istanbul Park, and the latest weather forecast has showers on Sunday

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Istanbul Park is located at the intersection of the Pendik and Tuzla districts on the Asian side of the Turkish city, but what does the weather forecast show for the 2021 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix?

After the Russian GP, F1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are separated by just two points in the Drivers’ Championship, thus the weather could play a key part in the eventual outcome of the race. 

The Istanbul Park circuit is 5.3km long and is one of the few anti-clockwise circuits on the F1 calendar. The venue itself holds 155,000 fans, with 25,000 in the main grandstand, though only 100,000 will be present for the 2021 Grand Prix. 

İSTANBUL WEATHER

Friday, Practice 1 and Practice 2

Practice 1 and Practice 2 on Friday will be cloudy for the most part, though there will be sunny spells earlier in the morning before could conditions increase throughout the afternoon. Both sessions are expected to be dry with a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a north-easterly wind with gusts reaching 45 km/h in the afternoon, with rain later in the day. 

Saturday, Practice 3 and Qualifying

Saturday’s practice session could well see some rain in the morning, with 2mm forecast for as a weather front crosses the circuit. Conditions are likely to improve as the day goes on with temperatures reaching 21 degrees Celsius and a dry Qualifying session expected. 

Sunday, Turkish GP Race Weather Forecast

Sunday’s F1 Turkish GP will be partly cloudy though long sunny spells are not expected. There is a bout a 40 percent chance of rain which will mainly come in showers. There will be a north-easterly wind and gusts of around 40km/h are expected, while the temperature should be around 21 degrees Celsius for the race. 

John Smith
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