The Las Vegas Grand Prix could see the lowest temperatures ever recorded at a Formula 1 race this weekend, with the possibility for temperatures to drop below five degrees Celsius.
It’s been a while since Formula 1 had to cope with such chilly conditions during a weekend, however snow did affect pre-season testing back in 2018, as Fernando Alonso topped the running in his McLaren.
We can’t expect any snow, or even rain for that matter according to forecasts, but we could still be in for some very chilly running – especially on Friday. However, the cold temperatures are set to play havoc with the teams' efforts to warm up their tyres, especially without many of the high-G corners which would serve to stress the Pirelli rubber and warm it up.
One of Formula 1’s longest standing records, stretching back to 1978 Canadian Grand Prix, is the coldest ever race held – which had a peak temperature of just 5°C (41°F) during the race.
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