Suzuka weather forecast

Let's hope that the racing this weekend in Suzuka will be more exciting than the weather, because conditions at the Japanese Grand Prix will be dull, dull, dull

Suzuka weather forecast

In the two-way battle for the drivers' title, Michael Schumacher is perceived to have the advantage over Mika Hakkinen in wet conditions, but with cloudy skies and only a 30 per cent chance of rain predicted for the race, it looks like Schumacher won't be able to push home this particular advantage.

At the US GP all the cars streamed out of the pits seconds into the qualifying hour, planning to put in a banker lap as rain was forecast for later on in the session. Because of this, apart from the slipstreaming antics of Ferrari and McLaren, excitement towards the end of the qualifying hour was low, as most of the teams had used up their allotted laps.

So can we expect the same in Japan? Well, the chance of rain on Saturday is even less than on Sunday, so the usual last gasp melee, as the 'big guns' try to nick a quick lap right at the end of the session, is the most likely scenario.


Partly cloudy, 20% chance of rain, 23 deg C,
Partly cloudy, 30% chance of rain, 23 deg C

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