Russian GP Weather Forecast: Another Rain-Filled Afternoon on Cards at Sochi?

Published 09/26/2021, 5:34 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during qualifying REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


After watching FP3 being canceled due to the rain, fans were left wondering if they will get to see a repeat of the Belgian Grand Prix. Thankfully, the weather forecast predicts, there won’t be any rain but the temperature for the Russian Grand Prix should be cool.

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Nevertheless, it will still create some exciting racing in Sochi, as drivers zip around the Russian track. So let’s jump in and see what teams, drivers, and fans should expect from the weather for the Russian GP.

The weather forecast for the Russian Grand Prix

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Earlier reports had suggested that rain will be present for this weekend’s race. As seen in yesterday’s final practice session, where the horrid conditions canceled the event. So the F1 community is eagerly waiting to know if such conditions are to be expected this afternoon.

The weather reports suggest that the temperature should be around 21 degrees Celsius, with precipitation at 11 percent, humidity at 62 percent. Whereas, winds should be reaching a speed of 13 mph.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll during qualifying REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

As the race comes into its closing stages, the temperature should drop to 18 degrees Celsius, while precipitation reaches 13 percent. Humidity at 77 percent, and winds reaching 6 mph.

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Who starts on pole for the race in Sochi?

After having a stellar performance last race weekend in Monza, where he achieved a career-best finish by coming second. Norris was optimistic of bagging a good result in Saturday’s qauli session.

The Brit was true his word and achieved pole position beating his former McLaren teammate, Carlos Sainz. Now starting on the front row for Sunday’s race, Norris hoping to grab another win for his team or at least another podium.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during qualifying REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

However, he is quite well aware that Sainz sitting in P2, and George Russell in P3 will throw everything at him to take the lead. Nevertheless, Norris aims to keep them in his rearview mirrors till the chequered flag drops.

What are your predictions for the Russian GP? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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