Formula 1 takes into account that qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix cannot be completed on Saturday at the intended time of 2 p.m.
Meteorologists expect up to 30 millimeters of rain in and around Sochi in the next 24 hours.
"We have absolutely the intention to keep qualifying. It seems to be a bit drier at the end of Saturday afternoon, so it may be an option to qualify then," race director Michael Masi communicated to the team just before the second free practice on Friday afternoon. .
"And otherwise we'll look at Sunday morning."
If no moment can be found at all to qualify for the race, the result of the second free practice will be used as the starting order.
It was previously announced that a Formula 3 race that would be held on Saturday morning has been moved to Friday at the end of the afternoon.
According to Weerplaza, there is a good chance of rain on Saturday.
This is a large area of showers that moves along the coast to the southeast.
The showers will ease later in the day, but the question is whether the showers will move quickly enough to improve the weather in Sochi.
There is also a chance of thunderstorms during showers.
The chance of showers is smaller on Sunday than on Saturday.
With a bit of luck it will even stay dry during the race.
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