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Friday weather update - hot and sticky 23 Jul 2004

Toyota trucks in the paddock.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Preparations, Hockenheim, Germany, 22 July 2004 Jordan bodywork with the new message from Bahrain "46664", Nelson Mandela's prison number.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Preparations, Hockenheim, Germany, 22 July 2004 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault shows some team guests an F1 steering wheel.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Preparations, Hockenheim, Germany, 22 July 2004 (L to R): Hermann Tilke (GER) F1 Track Designer and Charlie Whiting (GBR) FIA Race Director and Safety Delegate.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Preparations, Hockenheim, Germany, 22 July 2004

Welcome to Hockenheim and the German Grand Prix, which is the 12th round of the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship.

It was very hot and humid in the paddock here yesterday, and despite a weak rain shower early this morning similar conditions are expected again today with an ambient temperature high of 31 degrees Celsius despite some cloud.

Rain is still forecast for Saturday, with cloud again on Sunday, but so far this has all the hallmarks of a typical traditional hot and sticky Hockenheim meeting so we will have to wait and see just how accurate such predictions prove.