Weather is main unknown factor
July 11, 2009
Nürburgring – In this part of Germany, the Eifel region with its rolling hills, nature rules. We could see that even today during the qualifying. Although the race is held mid-July it seems that the summer is still far away. And it has always been this way. Here at the legendary Nürburgring, back on the F1 calendar after three years and its reconstruction, the weather is always the main unknown factor. Even the fans can tell you a thing or two about it. They follow the weather forecast for weeks to get an idea about the weather during the race weekend. At the moment the forecast doesn’t bode well: everybody here is expecting rain and low temperatures. The qualifying was held under drizzle in Q1 and a real downpour in Q2, which came to a halt during Q3.
Said that it’s also time for a stock check, because it’s F1 season’s half-time. You, the fans, posting in the forum know it and over this longer than usual break we all somehow asked ourselves: do we need to continue developing the F60 or is it time to turn the page and start thinking about the next season? We all somehow want to leave behind the problems, the fights (especially the political ones), which were a big part of the 2009 championship.
Apart from the weather, the plans for this and the upcoming season, one thing is certain: the objective is to gain at least one victory. And if it won’t happen this weekend, it doesn’t matter. Ferrari always fights right until the end.