Heavy rain in Singapore has forced the start of today’s Formula 1 race at the Marina Bay circuit to be delayed.
Conditions on the circuit were dry when the drivers’ rally took place at 8:00 p.m., two hours before the start of the program. But soon it started raining, which increased in intensity, making the track impossible.
The start of the race was scheduled to start at 7:20pm local time, 40 minutes before the scheduled start. However, due to the high level of water on the circuit, the race control has announced that the pit lane has been opened and the start of the race has been delayed.
After waiting for the rain to ease, the race director announced a new start time of 9:05 pm. The starting process will begin at 8:05pm and the pit lane will be open for cars to head onto the track from 8:25pm to 8:35pm.
The maximum time limit of three hours in which the race must be run will begin after the start has been given.
The W Series support race took place earlier today on the track in dry conditions. Qualifying was disrupted by rain yesterday, leading to F1 qualifying on a wet track.
This is the second time the season has been delayed due to rain. The Monaco Grand Prix in May was also disrupted by rain before the race. Then, as today, Eduardo Freitas is taking his turn as FIA F1 race director.
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