Rain forecast for Chinese GP weekend

Date published: April 6 2017

Formula 1 could be in wet Chinese Grand Prix weekend with rain forecast for Friday’s practices and Sunday’s 56-lap race.

Although one day of pre-season testing was set aside for wet running, not all the drivers have experienced this year’s machinery in the wet.

That could change this Friday.

Rain is forecast throughout Friday’s running at the Shanghai International circuit with a high of just 18’C.

It will dry out on Saturday before the rain returns to the track on Sunday morning.

With a high of only 15’C, showers are expected prior to the race but could abate before the formation lap gets underway.

However, with more rain forecast for the early evening, the Chinese Grand Prix could yet start or finish on a wet track.