Weather F1 2024 Bahrain: Very Windy Conditions Expected

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Last Updated on February 29, 2024

The 2024 F1 season is set to break records with a calendar featuring 24 races, including 6 sprint format events. As the season kicks off this weekend in Bahrain.

Let’s take a look at what’s in store in term of weather for the inaugural race at the Sakhir International Circuit.

Weather Forecast for Bahrain

A small anticyclone (1027 hPa) located north of Saudi Arabia on Thursday will move slowly southward, losing intensity over Friday and Saturday. This anticyclone will bring dry, slightly cooler than seasonal norms weather to Bahrain, along with sustained winds on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, February 29th – EL1 and EL2

Due to Ramadan, the schedule for the first two sessions has been slightly modified. Cars will hit the track on Thursday at 14:30 local time (12:30 Paris time) for the first free practice session, followed by the second session at 18:00 (16:00 Paris time).

Weather conditions for Thursday afternoon are expected to be dry, with temperatures ranging between 20°C and 17°C under clear skies. However, the main concern for the first day is the presence of a rather strong northwesterly wind, with gusts exceeding 50 km/h. Given the desert location of the circuit, this wind will likely bring sand, potentially affecting car handling and track grip. Humidity levels will be low, between 35% and 40%.

Friday, March 1st – EL3 and Qualifying

Following a slightly chilly night (13°C), Friday will begin with clear skies and excellent visibility. Although weaker, the northwesterly wind will still be present on Friday afternoon during the third and final free practice session (15:30 local time – 13:30 Paris time).

Temperatures will range between 20°C at the warmest and 17°C during the qualifying session (held entirely at night), which starts at 19:00 local time (17:00 Paris time). There is no risk of rain, and the wind will continue to lose strength.

Saturday, March 2nd – The Race

For the race, which starts late Saturday afternoon (half an hour before sunset), the weather conditions will be favorable: clear skies, a temperature of 19°C, a humidity level of 50%, and most importantly, a weak (10 – 15 km/h) northeasterly wind.

Throughout the season, to stay up-to-date with the latest weather forecasts for each Grand Prix, you can visit our partner’s website, Celinium. Forecasts are updated every 10 minutes. Enjoy the season!

  1. I love how thorough this weather forecast is! Clear skies, favorable temperatures, and low humidity levels for the race in Bahrain. It sounds like perfect racing weather!

  2. Oh great, I’ll make sure to bring my windbreaker to the race. Really informative stuff here.

  3. I hope the weather conditions don’t affect the races too much. I want to see some good competition out on the circuit!

  4. Races are going to be exciting with different weather conditions at each location. Looking forward to seeing how the teams handle it.

  5. The wind in Bahrain sounds like it might cause some trouble for the drivers. It’ll be interesting to see how they adapt to the sand being blown around.

  6. Wow, I didn’t realize the weather was the most important thing about the F1 season. Thanks for that groundbreaking info.

  7. I’m so excited for the 2024 F1 season with 24 races and sprint format events! Great to know the weather forecast for the first race in Bahrain looks favorable. Can’t wait!

  8. Thanks for the detailed meteorological analysis. I was really hoping for that instead of, you know, actual race updates.

  9. Thanks for the detailed weather forecast for Bahrain! Looks like it’s going to be a great start to the season.

  10. I appreciate the information about the wind and humidity levels. Looking forward to following the season with the latest forecasts!

  11. Exciting to see the new F1 season kicking off with 24 races and 6 sprint events! Can’t wait!

  12. Thanks for the detailed weather forecast! It’s great to see that conditions are looking good for the kick-off of the F1 season in Bahrain. Excited to see how it all plays out on the track!

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