After a four-week break in proceedings, the 2023 F1 season will get back underway this weekend with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. A mixture of tight and twisty sections interspersed with more open straights at Baku City Circuit can pose a challenge for the drivers and teams, but can the weather also throw in an additional factor to consider? With thanks to our friends at , here’s the current weather forecast for the 2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. A warm weekend ahead in Baku It looks set to be a warm and sunny weekend in Baku, with eight to nine hours of sunshine forecast for the opening day of running on Friday, though some clouds could appear. Many of the teams and drivers will perhaps be relieved to hear that this does not look likely to turn into rainfall. Temperatures will rise to 22 or 23 degrees Celsius during the afternoon, with Friday’s qualifying session set to take place at the warmest time of the day. Similar temperatures are in store for Saturday, which will feature the debut Sprint Shootout before the Sprint later on. There will be a moderate breeze from south to south-east, and the sunshine will be interspersed with cloud. On Sunday, there is the possibility of a shower occurring locally, but the chances of this falling over the circuit during the race are very low. Race day will be the hottest day of the weekend, with temperatures set to reach up to 26 degrees Celsius, meaning that track temperatures will also be higher than in previous days.

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