Rain has been forecast for the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, which is likely to put added strain on the tyres for the race.
The Hungaroring track can be hard on tyres due to its bumpy nature and close monitoring of Bridgestone’s super-soft compound is very important.
However, in the case of overnight rain before the race, all rubber will be washed out and the track will be very hard to drive on.
The weather played an important role in the German Grand Prix last weekend, and with showers forecast for Saturday and Sunday the teams will be figuring this into their tyres strategy.
Today’s two practises at the Hungaroring are expected to take place in dry conditions with a maximum of 26’C, which means the track temperature should be perfect for drivers to work heat into their tyres.
However, forecasts claim Saturday’s qualifying could see the worst of the weather with heavy showers and strong wind predicted throughout the day.
And although the conditions aren’t expected to be as bad on Sunday, more showers have been forecast.
The weather played an important part in last weekend’s German Grand Prix when rain led to several cars slithering off the Hockenheim circuit last Friday, limiting the amount of testing for some of the teams.
On the positive side, now the teams will know what to expect in terms of set-up and tyre use after last weekend.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team