What is the Weather Prediction for the Australian Grand Prix 2020?

Published 03/08/2020, 8:27 AM EDT


The Australian Grand Prix 2020 kicks off the new season as all 10 teams race to see who will emerge as the fastest. Everyone will be starting on a clean slate as the top drivers aim to stop Lewis Hamilton from nabbing a 7th title. In terms of the weather conditions for the Australian Grand Prix 2020 weekend, cloudy skies await the drivers.

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On Friday, the temperature will be around 24°C and the Albert Park Circuit will likely face rain showers. However, on Saturday the temperature is predicted to drop as low as 14°C, with cloudy skies. Meanwhile, race day will see a temperature of 19°C and similar conditions to Saturday.

In terms of gunning for a race win, it is anybody’s game as Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are on clean slates. Last year, it was Valtteri Bottas who drew first blood, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

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How will the F1 teams tackle the Australian Grand Prix 2020

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With regard to the tire allocation for the Australian Grand Prix 2020, there are plenty of interesting strategies. This season, the teams opted to run the 2019-specification tires. Apparently, when they tested the 2020 spec tires last year, they unanimously rejected the treads. In other words, Pirelli’s C2, C3 and C4 tire range will resemble last year’s options.

Over the past month, the world has been plagued with the coronavirus pandemic threat. However, it appears that the Australian Grand Prix 2020 will go off without a hitch. Already, the Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed because the country was the source of the virus.

According to the latest news, the Bahrain Grand Prix will also run behind closed doors, and will be a televised event. Coming back to Australia though, both the FIA and local authorities were determined to green light the race. The fans have already spent a lot of money on tickets, and closing the doors on them would be an utter travesty.

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Luckily, the authorities have been taking extra precautions for people entering the country. This is largely with regard to foreigners flying in from Italy, which is the second most affected country.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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