F1 teams expect wet Budapest weekend
28 July, 2010
Jul.28 (GMM) A wet weekend of weather is forecast for the 2010 Hungarian grand prix.
After rain intervened on many occasions during last weekend’s Hockenheim event, forecasters now expect the same sort of weather to feature at the Hungaroring, the twisty venue near Budapest that is set to stage its 25th consecutive formula one race.
An official report by Ferrari on Wednesday indicated that rain is forecast for Friday, thunderstorms on Saturday and perhaps a drier day for the race.
Another weather report backed the Italian team’s forecast, predicting a 50-50 probability of a dry race.
The weather in the Hungarian capital is already rainy, and it is not expected to improve on Thursday, when the circus is due to hurriedly recongregate in the paddock just three clear days after the German grand prix.
The Hungarian grand prix, staged in Mogyorod about 20 kilometres north of Budapest, is usually hot and dry.
The FIA reports that no changes to the circuit have been made since 2009 “other than routine maintenance”.