December 3, 2020
  • 12:23 am Sakhir GP, December 2020
  • 1:01 am Turkish GP, November 2020
  • 7:33 am Phoenix Raceway, November 2020
  • 6:39 pm Martinsville & Imola, Oct & Nov. 2020
  • 4:45 pm Texas & Portugal, October 2020

F1 at Bahrain International Circuit (Dec 4 – 6)

Forecast – 12/2

A trough of low pressure is expected to develop across northern Saudi Arabia going into the latter part of the week. By the weekend, intense storms are forecast well north of Bahrain, near Nariyah, S.A. Subsequent to that, a low-pressure center is expected to develop over the northern Arabian Sea. Of all things, this pattern is forecast to bring a cold front across the region. With the Sakhir GP being a night race (local) Sunday, a wind shift to NW and cooler temps are expected during the evening hours.

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Fri Dec 4 – Formula Two: Practice, Formula One, FP1 & FP2: Sunny, North winds, 6-12 mph, 26/22 (78˚F/72˚F)

Sat Dec 5 – Formula Two: Feature race, Formula One, FP3 & Qualifying: PM clearing, North winds, 6-12 mph, 24/22 (76˚F/72˚F)

Sun Dec 6 – Formula Two: Sprint race, Formula One, Race: Partly cloudy, SW winds shifting to NW

Sun Dec 6 – Race time conditions (8:10 PM AST): Temp: 21 (70˚F), NW winds, 30-40 kph (20-25 mph), gusts to 65 kph (40 mph)

Extended Outlook (Updated: Nov 26 – Next scheduled update: Nov 30 evening)

Using the World Climate Service (WCS) subseasonal forecast products, RaceWeather is now producing extended outlooks for both NASCAR and F1 weekends.

Learn more about the World Climate Service – Leaders in long-range forecasting on a seasonal & subseasonal scale – at worldclimateservice.com/

F1 at Yas Marina Circuit – Abu Dhabi (Dec 11 – Dec 13)

There are weak signals for below normal temperatures & above normal rainfall.

Formula One at Istanbul Park (Nov 13 – 15)

Forecast – 11/14


A low over the eastern Black Sea will bring northerly winds. Coupled with an upper-level disturbance moving north of the region, this will bring a risk of showers through the afternoon hours.

Sun Nov 15 – Formula One: Mostly cloudy, isolated showers, northerly winds, 8-15 kph (5-10 mph), 14/9 (57˚F/49˚F)

Extended Outlook (Updated: Nov 14 – Next scheduled update: Nov 17 evening)

Using the World Climate Service (WCS) subseasonal forecast products, RaceWeather is now producing extended outlooks for both NASCAR and F1 weekends.

Learn more about the World Climate Service – Leaders in long-range forecasting on a seasonal & subseasonal scale – at worldclimateservice.com/

F1 at Bahrain International Circuit (Nov 27 – Nov 29)

There are weak signals for above normal temperatures & below normal rainfall.

F1 at Bahrain International Circuit (Dec 4 – Dec 6)

There are weak signals for above normal temperatures & below normal rainfall.

F1 at Yas Marina Circuit – Abu Dhabi (Dec 11 – Dec 13)


There is a weak signal for above normal temperatures & no signal for any departure from normal rainfall.

On Episode 208 of The Lapped Traffic Podcast, NASCAR on NBC’s Steve Letarte was the guest. Then, Brian Neudorff and I joined the show to discuss college football, the racing at Martinsville, and the weather and racing outlooks for Championship Weekend in Phoenix.

Extended Outlook (Updated: Nov 2 – Next scheduled update: Nov 5 PM)

Using the World Climate Service (WCS) subseasonal forecast products, RaceWeather is now producing extended outlooks for both NASCAR and F1 weekends.

Learn more about the World Climate Service – Leaders in long-range forecasting on a seasonal & subseasonal scale – at worldclimateservice.com/