F1 is presently embarking on its newest triple-header run of races throughout Mexico, Brazil and Qatar, posing important journey distances for workers concerned in all three occasions.
It emerged on Wednesday that some groups have been nonetheless ready on freight to reach in Brazil, impacting their preparations at Interlagos forward of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix weekend.
Autosport understands that round half the grid remains to be ready for freight to get to Brazil, a few of which is not going to arrive till Thursday.
It signifies that some mechanics and staff members are set to face working via the night time on Thursday to make sure that every part is prepared in time for the beginning of on-track operating on Friday.
F1 confirmed to Autosport on Wednesday that inclement climate precipitated the journey delays, however that it’s not anticipated to have a bearing on the race weekend.
“There have been delays in freight departing Mexico on Monday as a result of climate situations, which means some freight remains to be to reach in Brazil,” mentioned a spokesman from F1.
“We count on this to reach tomorrow with no wider impression on the race weekend.”
Mechanics at work within the Mercedes storage
Photograph by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images
The freight delays add one other problem to groups forward of the third and ultimate grand prix of the season that accommodates a dash race as a part of its scheduling.
Following the format’s debut at Silverstone and subsequent operating at Monza, the third dash race of the yr will happen on Saturday at Interlagos.
It signifies that as on the earlier two occasions, there’s a wider revision of the race weekend schedule, with the standard qualifying session happening on Friday from 4pm till 5pm. First apply for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix will begin at 12:30pm on the Friday.
Following second apply on Saturday afternoon, the 24-lap dash race will start at 4:30pm native time in Brazil (7:30pm GMT) to set the ultimate grid for Sunday’s grand prix.