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Weather in Mexico should be much warmer than last year

2017 Mexican Grand Prix weather

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This weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix is likely to be the warmest since the race returned to the calendar two years ago.

Conditions should certainly more more pleasant than during last year’s surprisingly cool event, when air temperatures didn’t get above 20C until race day. Last year also saw huge variations in track temperature, from 20C at the start of first practice to 50C on race day.

Friday and Saturday should be sunny and warm with air temperatures reaching into the mid-twenties. That will make for more representative conditions for the drivers in preparation for the race.

Sunday is expected to bring overcast skies but the temperature is forecast to remain the same. With no rainfall expected until late on Monday, this should be a dry event.

Pirelli has brought tyres which are one stage softer than those used last year, when the preferred approach for most drivers was a one-stop strategy.

For more updates on the track conditions during each session keep an eye on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

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3 comments on “Weather in Mexico should be much warmer than last year”

  1. ”Pirelli has brought tyres which are one stage softer than those used last year, when the preferred approach for most drivers was a one-stop strategy.”
    – Not really true as the tyres this season are harder than in previous seasons. For example, the current ultrasoft is actually despite its name harder than last season’s super-soft.

    1. Good point.

  2. It’s all relative I suppose – Mexico City is already over 2000m over sea level, and we’re heading towards late autumn now.

    The only way Hamilton doesn’t get 5th is if he has mechanical issues or someone takes him out. He can all the Ferraris and Red Bulls ahead of him, and he’s still gonna get his WDC.

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