The United States Grand Prix is bracing itself for a very wet weekend according to Formula 1’s official weather provider, UBIMET.
The Austrian company, which is an official FIA partner, is predicting heavy rain throughout all four days, with the worst coming on Friday and Saturday before easing off slightly on race day.
UBIMET’s F1 meteorologist Steffen Dietz has warned that both Friday practice sessions will experience “quite damp and wet conditions”.
Temperatures will average a cool 23 degrees for most of Friday and Saturday.
Qualifying is likely to suffer the worst of the conditions according to Dietz as a strong frontal system arrives in Austin, delivering overcast skies and heavy rain.
Sunday sees improving conditions with fewer rain clouds and isolated showers.
Those showers are likely to come during the race, although the rain won’t be quite to the extent of both Friday and Saturday.
Temperatures, however, will hover around 22 degrees, meaning tire warming during dry spells could prove crucial to race pace.