Brazilian GP 2021 Weather Forecast: In How Many F1 Sessions Will Rain Fall at Interlagos?

Published 11/09/2021, 4:18 AM EST
Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari drives in the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Interlagos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Formula One will finally return to the fan-favorite Brazilian GP at Interlagos, São Paulo. The event has seen some of the best and most dramatic moments in F1 history. The pinnacle of motorsport had missed the 2020 Brazilian Grand Prix as the Covid-19 outbreak hit the country pretty badly.

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But after a long wait, the fans in Brazil will finally get their share of F1 action this week. The race will be even more special as there will be racing action on all three days. The circuit will host this year’s last sprint qualifying, which will surely make up for missing last year’s action. But like every year, the weather at Interlagos will play its part.

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Weather forecast for the 2021 Brazilian GP

As reported by Weather.com, the rain will make a return to Formula One this season. There have been many races this year affected by rain or where it has played its part. Although it is predicted that the showers won’t last the whole weekend but it could certainly spice things up in terms of action.

The city of São Paulo is 633m above sea level, which will also play a role. This will make it back-to-back races in the altitude for F1 after the Mexico City Grand Prix.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 13: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates finishing in third place on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 13, 2016, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

There are showers expected on Thursday, with a wet media day for the team. There is a 40% chance of rain on a Friday afternoon which might hinder the Qualifying for the drivers. It reports that the temperature can drop up to 17 degrees Celsius with 82% humidity throughout the day.

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On Saturday, the Free Practice session before the Sprint qualifying will see some early showers. The rain gods might be kinder, for the last Sprint qualifying will be dry but will have a humidity of 75% and with an air temperature of 19 degrees.

The cloudy weather will greet the drivers for the race. But the chance of rain is reported at just 6%. This might come as a relief for the drivers after two days of mixed conditions. Let’s hope that we don’t get a washout like Belgium and get some exciting racing.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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