Cold and wet start in Sochi


Formula 1 is in for a cold and cloudy weekend at the Sochi Autodrom with rain forecast for Friday’s practices.

While there are varying reports as to whether the rain will come down in FP1 or only later in FP2, the general consensus is there will be rain on Friday.

It will however abate overnight with sunny but cool conditions forecast for Saturday. The day’s high temperature will be just 16.

More rain is forecast for Sunday but only late in the afternoon and with the race beginning at 2pm, the 53 laps should be completed before it arrives.

Sunday’s high in Sochi is just 18’C.