09/25/2021 at 11:09 CEST
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The rain that falls on the circuit Sochi during this Saturday endangers the planned training sessions that lead to the classification for the Grand Prix this Sunday, the Russian GP.
At the moment, bad weather has caused having to cancel Free Practice 3, and it is not ruled out having to postpone the qualifying round for pole to Sunday if it cannot be held, as scheduled, this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (CET).
Torrential rains, thunder and lightning were recorded this Saturday morning and that situation raised doubts about the program scheduled for this Saturday.
This was expressed by the FIA race director, Michael Masi, on the official Formula 1 website: “As we can already see this morning, time has risen and fallen like a yo-yo, and the intensity of the rain has been increasing, with some thunder also accompanying us“.
“What we are seeing from the forecast side is that we will have rain until approximately 13:30 to 14:30 local time (12:30 to 13:30 CET), and then it will decrease in the afternoon,” he advanced.
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“The priority from today’s perspective is obviously to qualify for Formula 1 this afternoon.”, Held. “What we can see in the forecast is that the level of rain is decreasing in the afternoon.”
Masi admitted that if the start of qualifying on Saturday were delayed to the point where power became a problem, the plan would be to move it to Sunday morning, hours before the Russian Grand Prix.
The 2019 Japanese Grand Prix It is the last precedent with a classification on Sunday.