"The Nurburgring in October?", you presumably exclaimed with surprise when graced with one of the piecemeal calendar additions that Formula 1 stapled onto the most left-field schedule seen in generations. "That'll be really cold, won't it?".
It was never going to be the Algarve at this time of year (funnily enough that's next up), but although some degree of inclemency was always going to be a factor when hosting an F1 round in western Germany during the autumnal months, the Friday wash-out and subsequent biting cold had a big effect on the curiously titled Eifel Grand Prix. Teamwear suppliers had to delve into the kit boxes to supply personnel with thick coats, bobble hats and thermal socks (which Daniel Ricciardo admitted he'd worn two pairs of to keep his feet toasty), while the umbrellas got more of a work-out than the cars did when practice was called off.
In several of Autosport's Instagram posts, our grand prix editor Alex Kalinauckas frequently cut a Cousin It-like figure as he attempted to stave off the cold during his trackside visits - thankfully, masks being de rigueur in 2020-spec F1 served a secondary purpose to keep peoples' faces away from the elements.