Forecasters now ruling out Sunday rain
1 September 2012 – Although one can never make a proper weather prediction for Spa-Francorchamps, the majority of forecasters are predicting both dry qualifying and a dry race in Belgium.
Heading into the 12th race weekend of 2012, rain had always been on the cards for Friday and both practice sessions were duly washed out. Saturday was always expected to be dry and, with bright sunshine this morning, the final hour of practice featured a packed track.
With some forecasters having suggested a chance of rain for Sunday, the general feeling now is that any major showers should stay away from the circuit. Ambient temperatures are expected to hit highs of 19°C (66°F) depending on the part of the widespread track.
Whatever the weather, this weekend’s F1 encounter promises to be dramatic, with Lotus tipped by many for victory and the lack of dry practice time threatening to throw up a number of unwanted surprised for the typically fancied runners.