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Sunday weather update - rain risk recedes 09 May 2004

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/19.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, 8 May 2004 Olivier Panis (FRA) Toyota.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, 8 May 2004 (L to R): Mark Webber (AUS) Jaguar talks with Christian Horner (GBR) Arden Team Owner.
International Formula 3000 Championship, Rd2, Barcelona, Spain, 8 May 2004 (L to R): Jean Todt (FRA) Ferrari Sporting Director; Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari; Ross Brawn (GBR) Ferrari Technical Director celebrate Michael's upcoming 200th GP start.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, 8 May 2004 Nick Heidfeld (GER) Jordan.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, 8 May 2004

Welcome to race day at the 2004 Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, fifth round of the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship.

It’s a little more overcast this morning than it has been in the previous three days, but the forecast now says there is a significantly smaller chance of rain showers at times during the afternoon than it did earlier in the weekend.

It remains to be seen, should these materialise at all, whether they would fall between two and four o’clock local time when the 66-lap race is scheduled. A temperature high of 17 degrees Celsius is predicted, and as we have seen earlier in the weekend, the track drains quite quickly, so it is also difficult to assess quite what effect, if any, rain showers during the race might have.