F1 »

Rain to disrupt Brazilian weekend?

The weather seems determined to play a deciding role in the destiny of the F1 2010 World Championship crown, with rain predicted to disrupt a third race weekend on the trot at Interlagos
For the third race in swift succession this year, rain looks likely to have a say in the outcome of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos – the penultimate outing on the F1 2010 World Championship calendar, and one that could play a vital role in the destiny of the title laurels.

With qualifying having been delayed by a whole day ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka last month, and the inaugural Korean Grand Prix getting underway more than an hour behind schedule due to a persistent torrential downpour, now, it seems, São Paulo could likewise find itself afflicted by the capricious nature of the elements.

Rain curtailed a golf tournament involving Williams F1 veteran Rubens Barrichello at the weekend, with similar weather obstructing teams' efforts to set up in the paddock on Monday as a storm struck. The forecast for the weekend is for possible showers on Friday and Saturday for practice and qualifying, although the likelihood of them continuing into race day then recedes.

Qualifying for the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix was heavily delayed by adverse weather, with the session taking almost three hours to complete in all, and local hero Barrichello has conceded that at Interlagos, 'there's always a chance of rain'.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Race, Michael Schumacher (GER), Mercedes GP  F1 Team, MGP W01
Race, start
Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB6leads Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB6
Race, atmosphere
Saturday, Safety car
Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP), Scuderia Ferrari, F10
Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB6
John Watson driving the McLaren MP4B at the 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix, Las Vegas
Guy Moll at the 1934 Grand Prix Automobile de Montreux   [pic credit:Agence de presse Meurisse/Bibliothèque nationale de France]
2014 FIA European F3 champion Esteban Ocon is to test with Lotus F1
12.10.2014- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
12.10.2014- Race, the start
12.10.2014- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB10
12.10.2014- Vitaly Mutko (RUS) Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation
12.10.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
12.10.2014- Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
12.10.2014- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 in the press conference after the race
12.10.2014- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 celebrates Manufactor title of Mercedes with the team

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

gixxer - Unregistered

November 02, 2010 6:12 PM

Why not stop with back to 2001, go back to the late eighties very early nighties. hopfully turbo engines will do the trick. Antilag, dumpvalve, chatter monsters please!!!!!!!!

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.