It is currently raining at the scene on Sunday’s Canadian grand prix.
The early morning downpour is, however, expected to be a one-off, with local reports calling for a cloudy but warm and dry day at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve just outside of central Montreal.
Sunday should also be dry, as Canada celebrates its fortieth anniversary of formula one racing in the country this weekend.
This morning’s rain will play havoc with teams’ preparations for the third practice session on qualifying day, after Bridgestone’s soft and super-soft tyres grained badly on Friday.
Renault’s Pat Symonds said on Friday: “If it does rain and the track does not get better over the weekend, then the super-soft tyre would be quite a job to manage in the race.”