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Old 21 Mar 2017, 12:32 (Ref:3720408)   #1
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WEC 2017 Round 1: Silverstone

The Met Office has published this long-range forecast:

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 to Tuesday 18 Apr 2017:
Early April looks likely to see high pressure remaining close to or over the UK for the most part. This will bring drier and somewhat warmer conditions than normal for the time of year. If this is the case it is likely that we will see a greater spread in temperatures from day to night, with the risk of overnight frosts continuing for some. However, there may be bouts of unsettled weather at times too, though these will probably be short-lived.

Updated: 03:01 on Tue 21 Mar 2017 GMT


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Old 21 Mar 2017, 12:46 (Ref:3720409)   #2
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Sodemo should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridSodemo should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridSodemo should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
It will still be blowing a storm force gale, just like always at Silverstone.
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 13:28 (Ref:3720412)   #3
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Well tickets already purchased so will be there come rain or shine but as said wind is guaranteed
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 13:29 (Ref:3720413)   #4
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And snow on Saturday morning!
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 14:11 (Ref:3720424)   #5
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The Met Office has published this long-range forecast:

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 to Tuesday 18 Apr 2017:
Early April looks likely to see high pressure remaining close to or over the UK for the most part. This will bring drier and somewhat warmer conditions than normal for the time of year. If this is the case it is likely that we will see a greater spread in temperatures from day to night, with the risk of overnight frosts continuing for some. However, there may be bouts of unsettled weather at times too, though these will probably be short-lived.

Updated: 03:01 on Tue 21 Mar 2017 GMT


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So basically all possible weather conditions. Sounds exactly right for Silverstone. Just bring all the clothing you own and something will be correct haha.

I'll be there Sat/Sun again this year.
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It will still be blowing a storm force gale, just like always at Silverstone.

No, no, no!
A light, warm, gentle breeze, the merest zephyr........

It can't be any colder than last year. Can it?
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 15:15 (Ref:3720435)   #7
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As said expect all seasons over the three days, should be there soon after lunch on the Friday so plenty of time to see everything and everyone
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 17:41 (Ref:3720456)   #8
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Why do they race Silverstone first knowing the weather in early April? Should it be moved to a different date? They ran a summer race there in 2012, that was better conditions so why not now?
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Well in order for it to be fore Spa and Le mans it has to be in April, OK the weather might not be predictable but what the heck, not much else happens motor racing wise in Europe and it gives me something to look forward to after winter
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Why do they race Silverstone first knowing the weather in early April?
Well.....
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 18:41 (Ref:3720474)   #11
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Anything other than a repeat of Saturday last year and I'll be happy! Tho i seam to be a magnet for bad weather, every were i go the weather spoils the fun, anyhow I'll be there on the Friday. 10 on the gate, cant really complain at that.
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As long as there's no repeat of this or the downpour that ended the 2014(?) race early, I'll be happy.

Hotel booked & tickets long since delivered.
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 20:51 (Ref:3720488)   #13
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I'll be there either Friday or Saturday.
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Well in order for it to be fore Spa and Le mans it has to be in April, OK the weather might not be predictable but what the heck, not much else happens motor racing wise in Europe and it gives me something to look forward to after winter
Are they asking for the first round of the year or what? I don't know what venue would like to switch to April instead of their allotted spot but I didn't get why they were a summer race in 2012 then switched to April.
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Are they asking for the first round of the year or what? I don't know what venue would like to switch to April instead of their allotted spot but I didn't get why they were a summer race in 2012 then switched to April.
I recall the race's predecessor at Brands Hatch in July in blazing hot weather in the Nineties. It also had a traditional date for many years in early/mid September and IIRC, mid-May was also a regular date at one time.

In those days, Spain (Jerez, near Gibraltar) used to be the early season race. It would be interesting to know if Silverstone requested the early date in order to generate some early-season revenue and to avoid a clash with F1....?

Common sense says don't put on a northern hemisphere race at such a northerly latitude so early in the season. The forecast for Mexico today is 27 degrees. Why not Mexico in April, Silverstone the first week in September?
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