Formula 1 fans may be missing from the 2020 British Grand Prix, but the usual Silverstone cliches still apply. The wind was strong at the former Royal Air Force base and the sun - admittedly not always a feature here - blazed down.
But the combination of the two, and particularly the prediction that conditions will be significantly cooler for the rest of the weekend, hung over all of the data the teams gathered on Friday.
The key to Friday's running was coping with the conditions. The sun scorched the track, which Pirelli says hasn't matured much since it was re-laid ahead of last year's grand prix due to the absence of track action amid the UK's coronavirus lockdown, and the wind meant the drivers struggled with handling.