Turkish Grand Prix Weather Forecast: Will Rain Make the 2021 F1 Race as Exciting as 2020 in Istanbul?

Published 09/27/2021, 6:36 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during qualifying REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


With the eventful Russian GP now crossed off the Formula One calendar, fans are eagerly waiting for the Turkish Grand Prix. This past race weekend in Sochi saw showers as the race headed into its closing stages, which impacted the results. Coincidentally, last year’s race in Turkey saw rain as well.

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So, fans are wondering if they should expect an exciting race for the next round of the championship. Will rain affect the Turkish GP as it did for the race in Sochi?

The weather forecast for the Turkish Grand Prix, is rain expected?

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On Sunday, in the opening hours of the Grand Prix, the expected temperature is around 21 degrees Celsius, winds reaching a speed of 20 mph. Humidity is said to be at 62%, and precipitation, 40%.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Williams’ George Russell in action on first corner at the start of the race REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

As the race heads into its closing stages, the temperature will drop to 16 degrees, winds reaching a speed of 17 mph, humidity at 84%. The recipitation should be at 52%.

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Lewis Hamilton to claim victory once again?

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Last year at the Turkish GP saw the Brit come out on top and claim his seventh world title, equaling Michael Schumacher’s record. Last race weekend in Sochi, it was the Mercedes drive who claimed victory and setting a record for the most wins in Formula One.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – NOVEMBER 15: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on November 15, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The Knight is confident and is optimistic about grabbing another win for Mercedes, no matter what the conditions around the track are. His aim is to extend his lead in the championship against Max Verstappen. On the other hand, the Dutch driver hopes to close the 2-point gap in the title race and regain the top spot in the championship.

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What are your predictions for the race in Istanbul? 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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