Meteorologists Predict Heavy Rain on Sunday, at Nurburgring
The cold wether at The Ring will start from later today, when temperatures are expected to record a highest 15' Celsius. Things don't tend to get better on Friday and Saturday either – when practice and qualifying sessions are scheduled for the German race – as the forecast shows light showers and a top 14' Celsius temperature.
On Sunday, however, when the German Grand Prix crown will actually be put into play, the meteorologists predict heavy rain and a maximum temperature of 18' Celsius.
This might pose some risks for Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone, as it announced they have allocated the medium and super soft compounds for the Nurburgring race. If rainy, this would be the second time in a row a Formula One race here would go down under heavy rain, following the 2007 European Grand Prix.
“Last time we visited this circuit there was a very exciting wet weather race. The location of the Nurburgring, in the Eifel region of Germany, does often present unpredictable weather. The time of year should mean quite hot weather, but we have previously seen quite cool temperatures there, even in the summer. When we look back on Bridgestone's history at the Nurburgring, we've even seen snow on a DTM race weekend in April, so we never know quite what to expect!” said Bridgestone Director of Motorsport Tire Development Hirohide Hamashima.