From a fan’s perspective, the colder the merrier might just be the theme of Sunday’s F1 Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in Germany.
With weather forecast calls for the chilliest temperatures of the F1 season with a little (maybe a lot) of rain mixed in, it could be anybody’s race in Germany. Temperatures are expected to be below 50 degrees during the race.
Rain or no rain, keeping heat and grip in the tires on a cold day could be a challenge as Formula 1 returns to the Nürburgring this weekend for the first time since 2013.
“The Nürburgring is a really cool track and I raced there in Formula Renault and F3,” said Red Bull’s Alex Albon. “It’s got its own unique character with some really cool, high speed cambered corners which are always fun for a driver.
“I think it’s going to be very quick this year but the weather will also be bad, so I will be surprised if it’s dry at all. I think we should expect some really cold wet weather running so it will be important to get the laps in when we can. It’s going to be an interesting weekend and we’ll have to get the waterproofs out!”
Albon’s teammate Max Verstappen is also looking forward to a little spice with this weekend’s race.
“I haven’t raced at the Nürburgring since Formula 3, so I’m excited to go back there to see what a Formula 1 car can do,” Verstappen said. “It’s a very technical track, I like it.
“The weather looks like it’s going to be a lot colder than the races we’ve had so far this year, and there may be a little bit of rain so hopefully that will make it an even more interesting race weekend.”
Formula 1 drivers rarely shy away from a good wet-track challenge. Toss in some cold weather, and the recipe is ripe for some good TV. So, who do you got this weekend? Hamilton? Verstappen? Someone else? Join in the discussion below.
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