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Friday weather update - might the Silverstone skies look brighter? 06 Jul 2007

Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Preparations, Silverstone, England, Thursday, 5 July 2007

Welcome to the first day of practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

After Thursday's rain, there is a possibility of showers on Friday, and the ambient temperature will be around 16 degrees Celsius. Most forecasts suggest, however, that things will brighten up over the remainder of the weekend, with the rain holding off on Saturday and Sunday.

The schedule of events is modified slightly. Friday morning practice runs as usual from 1000 hours local time to 1130, but Saturday morning practice is from 1000 to 1100, and qualifying will start at 1300. The race will run over 60 laps of the 5.141 kilometre (3.194 mile) circuit, or 308.355 kms (191.605 miles), and will start at 1300 hours local time, which is an hour ahead of GMT.