French Grand Prix Weather Forecast: Le Castellet set for scorcher
A new track surface and roasting temperatures will give teams plenty to think about at the French Grand Prix. The mercury could tip as high as 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) on race day in Le Castellet, adding potential headaches over tyre life.
Although Circuit Paul Ricard was generally kind to tyres last year, the race was run in considerably lower temperatures than are expected this time around.
Tyre supplier Pirelli have gone with a more conservative selection this year, though, which should give a semblance of control back to the teams.
Pirelli F1 chief Mario Isola said: "The drivers should be able to push hard from the start to the finish of each stint."
Unfortunately, this likely means that one-stoppers will be the order of the day!
If you're travelling to Le Castellet, pack plenty of suncream, here's how the race weekend looks!
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