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Barcelona Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Fri 12 MaySun 14 May 2017

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host the Spanish Grand Prix once again this year on 12-14 May 2017.

Last year's race was won by Max Verstappen, who became the youngest person in history to win a Formula 1 Championship Grand Prix. Kimi Räikkönen placed second, with Sebastian Vettel in third. The lap record is held by Kimi Räikkönen, who set a time of 1:21.670 in 2008.

What conditions will drivers face at the Spanish Grand Prix?

"After some wet weather early on in the week across Barcelona, it will dry up nicely for practice and qualifying on Friday and Saturday. Sunny spells throughout and morning temperatures around 14°C rising to a mid afternoon high of 24°C.

"Come race day on Sunday, it will be a dry and sunny morning, and at 9am the temperature will be around 17°C. Through the afternoon there is a chance of showers – these are most likely late afternoon – so lunch time/early afternoon should be dry and bright with highs of 23°C."

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

 

Spain (UTC+02:00)

  • Sunny day 28 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny day 28 °C

    21 °C

  • Sunny day 29 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny intervals 28 °C

    21 °C

  • Sunny intervals 28 °C

    21 °C

  • Sunny intervals 29 °C

    21 °C

  • Sunny day 28 °C

    22 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
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0 0 0 0 1 5 9 3 1 0
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 20:38 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:10 Sunset: 20:36 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 20:35 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
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90% 92% 90% 74% 62% 65% 74% 84%
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Sunrise: 07:12 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 20:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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12-14 May - How will the weather affect this year's Spanish Grand Prix?

The circuit is located in Montmelo, Barcelona. Drivers are very familiar with its mix of high and low-speed corners, as extensive pre-season testing is performed at the track each year.

Verstappen’s win last year made him the tenth different winner of the Spanish Grand Prix in the last ten years – a trend Red Bull will be hoping he can break with a repeat win in 2017.

How does weather affect racing?

Different weather conditions can result in very different races, and Formula 1 teams adapt their strategy accordingly, for example using different tyres in wet conditions, and taking account of cross winds which can cause stability problems at high speeds.

 

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