Mercedes Build Anticipation for Potential Wet Weather Belgian GP With Hamilton Meme

Published 08/24/2021, 5:56 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas collides with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez Pool via REUTERS/Peter Kohalmi


After a stellar race at the Hungarian Grand Prix, fans have been yearning for more F1 action. However, to their poor luck, it was then time for the summer break, and it all became rather quiet. But, not to worry! F1 is almost back with less than a week away from flagging off the Belgian GP at the world-famous Spa Francorchamps circuit.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Hungaroring had rather straightforward sessions until Saturday afternoon, with bright sunshine hardly causing any complications.

But, to everyone’s surprise, Sunday had a different story altogether, with rain causing chaos throughout the race, and Esteban Ocon winning the Grand Prix.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Hence, after such an eventful race at Hungaroring, the limelight has fallen over the upcoming race weekend in Spa. And Mercedes jumped straight into their social media handle to add the element of excitement to the fans.

How does the weather look like at Belgian GP?

Well, the next race is at Spa, and the rest is pretty much self-explanatory. But, we’ll spell it out for you. Spa is always known for unexpected weather changes.

And it looks like Spa will live up to its expectations this time around as well. Weather models predict a strong chance of rain throughout the weekend. The percentage of precipitation, too, seems well above average, hinting at a wet Belgian Grand Prix.

And also, due to the high altitudes, temperatures are likely to stay in check. Hence, unlike in Hungary, even a localized shower at Spa would make the track extremely damp, and the track will take its own sweet time to dry out.

DIVE DEEPER

Belgian Grand Prix 2021: Will There Be F1 Fans in Attendance Amidst Rising COVID Fears?

about 1 month ago

Probability of rains on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday?

Let’s start with the practice sessions. Friday holds the highest chance of rain, with the percentage going up to an impeccable 90%. Most of the rain is likely to fall around the afternoon hours, around the time when F1 flags off the FP2 session.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Then comes Saturday, which is again likely to be wet, or damp at least. The chances of rain during qualifying are around 80%. But, the biggest focus is on Sunday, which has a 70% chance of witnessing rain.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton leads at the start of the race Pool via REUTERS/Peter Kohalmi

And again, the rain gods will likely open up around the late morning hours or early afternoon hours, perfectly set to induce a chaotic race.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Hence, in an already high-speed and tricky circuit, can rain add itself as a factor in bringing out another impressive race weekend at Belgian GP after the remarkable race in Hungary?

Watch Story: Biggest Pitlane Mishaps Featuring Hamilton, Raikkonen & Verstappen

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rohit Kumar

1167 articles

Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT