Rain in consecutive Formula One weekends
Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:52
Bahrain - n/a
Australia - race
Malaysia - qualifying
China - race
Spain - predicted rain
Any idea when the last time we had 3 races interrupted by rain, let alone 4 races?!
Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:59
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Edited by Allan Lupton, 04 May 2010 - 08:15.
Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:21
Wasn't it 1995 when most of the race weekends were influenced by rain at some stage?
Don't think so. As far as I can remember it was only San Marino, France, Belgium, Europe and Japan that had rain.
Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:28
I believe that was suggested by Bernie some years ago.
Since it is only in rain that modern effone racing even begins to be worth watching, perhaps Tilkedromes, particularly in dry climate regions, should be fitted with sprinkler systems.;)
Posted 04 May 2010 - 14:38
Posted 04 May 2010 - 18:10
Conversely, have we ever had a season where every race was rain-free? I have a vague memory that it did happen once
Off the top of my head, 1986. Indycar went from the 1994 season opener through to the halfway point of the 1996 season without any wet racing (though there was at least one oval stoppage for rain, IIRC during one of the Penske 1-2-3s at Milwaukee).
The opening five rounds of the 2009 MotoGP championship saw the first race postponed for rain, the second had rain force the cancellation of qualifying, and then races four and five at Le Mans and Mugello were run in the wet.
On a slightly different note, are there any circuits that never seem to get any rain? I can't think of a single wet race at Jerez or Jarama; or Laguna Seca. There was an extremely wet qualifying session at Long Beach one year in Indycar (1997?), but I can't recall racing there in anything approaching inclement weather. Some people get all the luck...
Posted 04 May 2010 - 19:30
I can't think of a single wet race at Jerez or Jarama
I think Lauda's first GP win was at a pretty wet Jarama.