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Canada 2008 - Free Practice 1 // There's rain on the cards as the Montreal weekend gets going

Published by Mr. C

For the second time this year, all our focus is directed at the meteorology sites, because the big story in Canada, just like in Monaco, is rain.

Will it, won't it and if it does for how long and when? They're pretty much all the key questions this early on in the Grand Prix weekend. F1Wolf is on the ground at the Montreal track and he commented earlier that the rain stopped 90 minutes before the start of today's first session and sunshine is expected for the rest of the day.

You can keep an eye on the AccuWeather radar for more rainfall predictions during the weekend.

As for the racing, it'll be nice for the focus to finally return to the track. It's too close to call between the top teams going into today's running, while further back the tight midfield pack shows no signs of a clear leader. In changeable conditions last time out, we witnessed a number of the smaller teams punching above their weight, so they'll likely be relishing this coming weekend too.

The first of two 90 minute sessions begins at 10am local time (3pm BST), and we'll be watching ITV's live stream and following Bernie's fruit machine. Well I say we, but I really mean I, as Christine's running around like a blow-fly at the moment. If you're around, please shout and help me stifle the loneliness.

A track guide is available from Allianz should you need a reminder about corners / gears etc.




For the second time this year, all our focus is directed at the meteorology sites, because the big story in Canada, just like in Monaco, is rain.

Event start

15:00GMT +01:00

6 June 2008