Drivers are likely to get their first experience of the Sochi Autodrom in wet conditions during practice for the Russian Grand Prix tomorrow.
Rain is forecast at the circuit and is expected to arrive early enough to affect the second practice session. As the Sochi circuit offers so little grip, and the rest of the weekend is forecast to remain dry, it may leave teams with little incentive to send their cars out on the track.
The rain will persist into the night on Friday but by Saturday the conditions will clear up and sunny skies are expected – more like the kind of conditions we saw throughout last year’s grand prix. Temperatures will fall slightly and are unlikely to get out of the mid-teens.
After qualifying finishes on Saturday the cloud will return, lifting air temperatures to around 18C. Further rain is expected late on Sunday, but will be well after the chequered flag has fallen on the second Russian Grand Prix.
Location of Sochi Autodrom
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