F1 braces itself for wet Brazil

Just two weeks after qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix was postponed because of the threat of a typhoon, Formula 1 is preparing itself for more bad weather this weekend with rain showers expected to hit the Brazilian GP

Although the race has switched from its traditional early slot in March to finish the season, the weather is expected to remain as unsettled as it has in the past - and that could lead to the kind of conditions that threw up a lottery in 2003.

According to current weather predictions, Friday practice and Saturday qualifying are due to take place under cloudy skies, with only a small chance of rain. However, it is expected that thunder storms will roll in for race day.

Last year's wet then dry race at Interlagos was one of the most chaotic in recent history as a series of accidents and incidents allowed Giancarlo Fisichella to take a shock victory for Jordan, despite having to wait a week to find out the result following a time-keeping error.

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