Baku’s high speeds, close confines and low-grip surface are tricky enough at the best of times, so the competitors in this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be relieved to learn the conditions are not expected to add another challenge.
The 2018 grand prix was also notable for the strong gusts in the ‘city of winds’. These are also expected to be less of a problems this year, peaking at around 25kph on race day.
There is a slight chance of a few rain clouds during Friday’s practice sessions. However two days of sunshine are expected on Saturday and Sunday, with race day temperatures very close to what the drivers will experience on Friday.
Track temperatures are likely to reach the high 20s. Tyre warm-up is often a problem for drivers at this track, particularly due to the long straight approaching the start/finish line which gives the rubber ample chance to cool before the first braking zone.
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