Qualifying for this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix could possibly be held on Sunday morning after closing observe was postponed indefinitely on account of heavy rain on the Pink Bull Ring.
A rainstorm on the circuit brought on a System Three assist race to be lower quick by 10 laps on Saturday morning and has possible dominated out closing observe getting underway. Qualifying is because of begin at 3:00PM native, however may even be delayed if there’s not a break within the climate.
If observe circumstances fail to enhance all through the day, the qualifying session might be moved to Sunday morning, which is presently forecast to be dry. The race would then happen in its authentic time slot at 3:10PM on Sunday afternoon.
Within the occasion the climate additionally guidelines out a qualifying session on Sunday morning, the grid might be set from the order of Friday’s second observe session.
“There’s numerous choices,” FIA race director Michael Masi stated. In a worst case state of affairs we have already had a glance and qualifying may happen on Sunday morning, in order that’s an amazing choice there. I
“If we have now an entire washout on Saturday so Free Observe Three would not happen and qualifying would not happen, and hypothetically qualifying could not occur on Sunday on account of climate, we’d revert again to the free observe two occasions from Free Observe 2.
“Or there’s the third iteration that Free Observe Three can occur tomorrow morning however we will not have qualifying within the afternoon or Sunday morning after which the grid could be set on the Free Observe Three occasions.”
An identical scenario arose finally yr’s Japanese Grand Prix when Hurricane Hagibis dominated out any motion on the Saturday. In that occasion, the FIA took the choice to inform groups and drivers to steer clear of the observe for security causes. However in Austria this weekend the groups are in place and able to run if the observe circumstances enhance.