Several Formula One drivers raised concerns about their safety before the Belgian Grand Prix. According to pay per head bookie experts, the weather forecast showed a high chance of rain.
There is a 90% probability of rain and thunderstorms on Saturday, the day of the sprint race, at Spa-Francorchamps. According to gambling news coverage, the worst will come in the late morning and early afternoon.
There is a 40 percent probability of precipitation on the day of the Belgian Grand Prix. Most rainfall is forecast to occur late afternoon and evening, with gloomy conditions persisting throughout the day.
Weather Concerns Before Belgian Grand Prix
There have been several accidents on the Spa-Francorchamps course in the past. An accident at the circuit during a Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine (FRECA) race earlier in July claimed the life of 18-year-old Dutch driver Dilano van ‘t Hoff.
Anthoine Hubert, a Formula 2 driver, was killed in a high-speed collision at Spa-Francorchamps in 2019. Whenever Formula One has returned to the track, Alpine driver and Hubert buddy Pierre Gasly has led tributes to his fellow Frenchman.
Meanwhile, Mercedes driver George Russell has urged motorsport’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), to be “bold” and cancel the race if the weather worsens.
After only 3 minutes and 27 seconds of competition, bad weather forced organizers to call off the race two years ago. Russell isn’t the only driver to worry about driving on the track in bad weather; Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas, and Fernando Alonso have all voiced similar worries.
According to sports betting news reports, Charles Leclerc agreed that improvements to the course might increase safety. One of the most recognizable turns in motorsport is Eau Rouge, so-called for the reddish color and the stream that runs below it. As automobiles develop quicker, safety precautions, such as the location of obstacles, have changed throughout the years.