F1 heads to the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix next weekend, with local driver Charles Leclerc looking to bounce back from his retirement in Spain. The Ferrari driver is also looking to ward off fate after a series of mishaps in Monaco, not only in Formula 1 but a few weeks ago the local driver crashed Lauda’s Ferrari at Rascasse. Something that might not please Leclerc, however, could well be a big chance for drivers of lesser cars like Lewis Hamilton or Lando Norris.
Max Verstappen now leads the Formula 1 championship after taking his fourth win of the season on Sunday, taking advantage of Leclerc’s problems. The drivers were subjected to intense heat in Barcelona, with the scorching sun causing cooling problems for many cars. Pirelli rubber too suffered in the temperatures of Spain.
For Monaco, on the other hand, the weather forecast is for less heat, with a chance of rain on Sunday. Usually a big leveller of performance between the teams, along with the high technical driving aspect of Monaco, could see drivers who aren’t near the sharp end of the grid, seek wins at the principality. Drivers such as McLaren’s Lando Norris, or even Mercedes Lewis Hamilton.
Friday: There should be few clouds in the sky during Friday’s two practice sessions, with temperatures expected to peak at 28°C and humidity between 55% and 57%.
Saturday: Cooler than Friday, but still quite low temperatures, with qualifying expected to be in the 26-27°C range, and humidity remaining around 50%.
Sunday: Clouds will appear on race day with a 30-50% chance of rain, and the temperature is expected to drop to around 22°C.
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