Things may sometimes get dirty in the title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, but when it comes to the weather, there is no problem at all during the Qatar Grand Prix. The drivers can enjoy optimal weather conditions.
It is already getting dark when the cars blast over the International Circuit near the Qatari capital Doha on Sunday. Clear weather conditions allow the rising full moon to cast an extra glow on the artificially lit circuit.
During the race it cools from 27 to 25 degrees and a moderate easterly wind makes those summer temperatures manageable. In addition, the eastern breeze brings clean sea air and that means that there are no dust bites on the desert circuit.
All in all, sandstorms stay well away from Qatar. The oncoming racing cars can also count on perfect temperatures. It is not too hot, but not too cold either. It also stays clear and dry.
Weather does not hinder world championship battle
In two weeks, the F1 circus will continue its pilgrimage to the world championship battle in Jeddah. The Saudi coastal town near Mecca can usually count on a few showers at this time of year. The current expectation provides dry weather for the time being during the Sinterklaas weekend in which the race will be held.