Torrential rain causing problems in Brazil

Torrential rain causing problems in Brazil

After concerns over the conditions on Friday, when drivers protested about running the qualifying session in heavy rain, the weather has struck again in Brazil, with torrential rain flooding the Interlagos circuit on race day morning. The FIA and...

After concerns over the conditions on Friday, when drivers protested about running the qualifying session in heavy rain, the weather has struck again in Brazil, with torrential rain flooding the Interlagos circuit on race day morning. The FIA and race officials may decide to delay the start of the Grand Prix. If this is the case, the situation will be reviewed every ten minutes.

Jenson Button.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.
The storm hit the track mid-morning and the driver's parade was cancelled due to the conditions. A third floor press room was flooded by water coming off the roof of the building, which could interfere with race coverage due to water getting into electrical and telephone equipment. The rain has eased but there are concerns about the amount of water on the track.

Kimi Raikkonen has been permitted an engine change on his McLaren after a crack was found in the casting and BAR's Jacques Villeneuve was also allowed an engine change, telemetry reading proving there was damage. Although work on cars is strictly limited between qualifying and race, exceptions can be made if there is a genuine problem.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Jacques Villeneuve , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams McLaren