Weather to stay fine for Monza

The Formula 1 circus heads to Ferrari country for the Italian Grand Prix at the Circuito di Monza this weekend. After the fickle climes of Spa two weeks ago, how important will the northern Italian weather be for round 14 of the world championship?

Weather to stay fine for Monza

Some would argue the closeness of the racing in Belgium was down to the glories of the Spa track - and they'd be right - but the weather also played its part. The same cannot be expected of this weekend's race. For while wet races are not unheard of at Monza, only six per cent of GPs on the Italian circuit have been rain affected.

The forecast for this weekend's championship encounter, therefore, is predictably dry. Friday is set to be cloudy with some sunshine and humidity at approximately 50 per cent. The clouds will begin to disperse on Saturday for qualifying and should be all but gone on Sunday, making for a bright and sunny race day.

Temperatures will remain quite high throughout the weekend with highs of 28 degrees C on Sunday and lows of 18.

With Michael Schumacher keen to put on a display in front of the Tifosi and rescue his ailing championship campaign, the 'rain-meister' will have to rely on something other than his wet-weather skills to put him out in front.

"Winning the Italian Grand Prix in a Ferrari is something special for any racing driver," he said, "but right now it would be more special to win this race for the sake of the championship."

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