2024 F1 Spanish Grand Prix: What is the weather forecast this weekend?

F1 Grand Prix of Spain
The Scuderia AlphaTauri team prepare on the grid during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain - Getty Images

F1 will host its annual Spanish Grand Prix this weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya. It will be the tenth race on the mammoth 24-race calendar this year. The iconic track has seen some of the sport's most famous moments and often served as the marker of a team's true level of performance due to its layout, which features an array of medium-speed corners.

Heading to Barcelona, Red Bull lead their rivals in both the Constrcutors' and Drivers' Championships, but their dominance has been pegged in the last five races with McLaren and Ferrari winning in Miami and Monaco, respectively.

After a rainy weekend in Montreal earlier this month, Barcelona will bring respite with its ideal summer conditions. Below is the weather forecast for the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix:

FRIDAY - FP1 AND FP2

Forecast: Sunny climate throughout with intervals of moderate breeze.

Temperature: 23C / 73.4F

Chance of precipitation: Less than 5%

SATURDAY - FP3 AND QUALIFYING

Forecast: Sunny throughout the all-important qualifying with a light breeze

Temperature: 24C / 75F

Chance of precipitation: Less than 5%

SUNDAY - RACE

Forecast: Sunny conditions for a dry race with a slight breeze

Highest temperature: 25C / 77F

Chance of precipitation: Less than 5%


Mercedes boss Toto Wolff notes the team's progress ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff stated that the Circuit de Catalunya would provide a 'good test' for their recent progress that saw them be a strong contender in Canada earlier in June.

As per GPBlog, the Austrian even confidently claimed a possible repeat of last year's double podium finish at the race this weekend while speaking about the track layout and the team's expectations heading to the Spanish Grand Prix.

"Barcelona will provide a good test of our progress. It has a mix of fast, medium and low-speed corners, a long straight and plenty of elevation change. Tracks that contain this wide speed range have been a weakness of ours so far this year. This weekend will therefore provide another opportunity to evaluate our progress through our recent updates, and we hope to build on the positive momentum from Montreal," he said.

However, Wolff warned Mercedes fans to be cautious after the team's apparent revival in Canada, terming the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve a unique track.

"The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a unique track, however. It has a narrow range of corner speeds and with a newly re-laid surface, was something of an outlier compared to more traditional venues. We know our competitors will perform more strongly at upcoming races so we will need to continue to work hard to consistently get ourselves in the fight for podiums, and eventually race wins," he added.

Mercedes have not won the Spanish Grand Prix since the 2021 race, where they tasted success with Lewis Hamilton after an epic tussle with Max Verstappen.

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Edited by Aayush Kapoor
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