Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, home of the Formula One Brazilian Grand PrixEnlarge Photo
The current weather forecast for the 2013 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix is rain, with the wet stuff expected throughout the weekend. The good news is that the weather should improve slightly before Sunday but teams will almost certainly be facing a wet race.
Humidity on Sunday will be a high 73 percent, while wind speed should be low. Peak temperature during the race will only be around 75 degrees F (24 degrees C), which is relatively mild compared to the high temperatures experienced in Brazil recently.
As is often the case, the weather can be quite changeable in the area surrounding the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, where the Brazilian race is held. This gives teams a chance to play with their strategy and make up if rain ends up affecting the race.
In addition to the changeable weather, there are a number of other things to look out for in Brazil: despite being resurfaced a few years back the track is always quite bumpy, which makes it hard for the tires to find traction and increases the physical demands on the drivers. Pirelli has nominated its P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium tires for the weekend, which should be best suited to deal with the different demands of the track.
Sebastian Vettel’s win at the United States Grand Prix last weekend was the Red Bull Racing driver’s eighth straight win, a record for a single season. We very well could see the record fall again this weekend.