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31 Jul 2008

Weekend weather update - unsettled conditions forecast

Welcome to the 11th round of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring near Budapest. You might not believe it after the similar warnings in Canada, France, Britain and Germany, but for the fifth race in succession the weather could be unsettled this weekend.

It will be partly cloudy on Thursday with an ambient temperature high of 32 degrees Celsius. Showers are expected in the region on Friday, when the temperature will drop to 31, and thunderstorms are forecast on Saturday and Sunday when it will be 32 degrees again.

The race will run over 70 laps of the 4.381 kilometre (2.722 mile) circuit, or 306.663 kms (190.560 miles). It starts at 1400 hrs local time, which is two hours ahead of GMT.

Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Day, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 5 August 2007