Belgian GP: What is the Weather Forecast for F1 Race on Sunday? Are There Chances of Rain or Will It Be Dry?

Published 08/29/2021, 3:16 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during qualifying REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


The build-up to the Belgian GP had rain throughout the weekend. After a rain-struck qualifying, it is expected that showers will hit the track during the Sunday race as well, which could heavily impact how the event pans out.

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So, what are the chances of showers in Belgium for the race?

What are the chances of rain for the Belgian GP?

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Heavy showers are expected during the start of the race, and have no indication of slowing down.

At 3 PM local time, at the start of the race, the precipitation will be 57%, humidity 95%, and visibility around the track will be moderate. The temperature around Spa will be around 13 degrees celsius.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during qualifying REUTERS/Johanna Geron

An hour into the race, the weather is set to get worse. While precipitation will increase to 67%, humidity will reach 96%. Fortunately, the visibility and temperature are expected to remain constant.

As the race heads into its last hour, the conditions of the track will be similar to the ones at 4 PM. Seeing the chances of rain in Belgium, teams & drivers will keep their eyes to the skies and stay on their feet at all times.

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How did rain impact the qualifying session?

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Saturday’s quali session had showers throughout the afternoon. Drivers had a tough time as they zipped around Spa, trying to get the best result possible for Sunday’s race.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during qualifying REUTERS/Johanna Geron

As the session entered Q3, there was a major incident involving McLaren’s Lando Norris. The Brit was heading up Eau Rouge and lost control, which saw hit the barrier, and completely destroy the back end of his car.

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Seeing that the weather report is quite similar to the one seen yesterday, drivers will be extra cautious as they prepare to start the second half of the season at Spa for the Belgian GP.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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