F1 fans relive painful memories as Belgian GP weather forecast hits sore spot: ‘We should all start praying…’

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The wait is over! After three weeks without action in F1, we can rejoice again saying “It’s race week”. For the 14th round of the 2022 championship, F1 travels to Belgium to race on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

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Since 2007, the Belgian GP has been a constant on the F1 calendar. The circuit features a 4.352 mile layout with 44 racing laps. The key characteristic for a good result on this track is straight line speed in the first and third sectors, while having fast cornering speeds in the middle sector, which makes it a compromise.

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However, a bigger challenge than getting the setup right is predicting the wary weather conditions of that location. On that note, let’s take a look at what the weather forecast is for the upcoming race weekend.

Weather forecast for the Belgian F1 GP

395.5 and 387.5, the points scored by Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in the 2021 season, respectively. Notably, the 0.5 at the end of the number is a rare occurrence, and credit goes to the 2021 Belgian GP, ​​for giving fans a race that only lasted two laps.

The year before, the rain gods showed us no mercy as the entire Grand Prix ended with a two-lap procession behind the safety car. Now satisfying the requirement to award half points and declare a result with no real racing action due to torrential downpours.

As 2022 approaches, are we in reserve for another two-lap race at Spa-Francorchamps?

With just a few days left before the start of the first practice session, the radar points to a dry run on Friday. That’s followed by a twist on Saturday, where showers can breach the qualifying session and fans can stake their money on a mixed grid. Finally, in the main event, on race day, cars can be spotted on intermediate/wet tires as we expect another wet Belgian GP.

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Additionally, temperatures are not expected to exceed 72° Fahrenheit on any day of F1’s return to action. However, if the last season teaches us anything, it’s that nothing is certain, but the uncertain.

F1 fans’ worst nightmare comes to life

The weather is something F1 cannot control, but the possibility of another rainy weekend has discouraged fans who have waited nearly a month to see the races go ahead at Spa. Here’s how the F1 Twitter reacted to a possible downpour on race day.

One of the benefits of having a race weekend in the rain is that the performance of the car takes a back seat, and it is the skill of the driver that earns them success in difficult conditions. Kudos to George Russell for securing P2 in the Williams at the 2021 Belgian GP.

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Given that the car’s straight-line speed is key to success at this track, who would you bet on to win this weekend?

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