Better weather expected for 2008 Fuji race

Wed, 8 October 2008, 07:19

Following the torrential conditions of one year ago, when the snow-capped peak of Mt Fuji disappeared behind spray and fog, this weekend’s Japanese grand prix at Fuji Speedway looks set to be staged in better weather.

BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld recalls: “I enjoy driving in the rain, but with last year’s deluge it was just impossible. Visibility was zero.”

Local forecasts for the 2009 edition are calling for mainly dry conditions throughout the weekend, with the highest possibility of showers on Friday and Saturday.

“The location of the track in the mountainous region of Mount Fuji ensures that it is susceptible to weather fronts,” warned Honda team boss Ross Brawn.

It is quite likely to rain on Thursday, and the clouds could hang around in the following days, bringing temperatures in the low 20s.

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