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about the rain Austin and strip the Formula 1. Tropical storm ‘Patricia‘, one of the strongest of recent times, comes in from the Pacific toward Mexico, and has become a hurricane. Texas has suffered drought after the absence of rainfall during the summer, but expect torrential rains resulting from hurricane, due to the proximity of the circuit with the country of mexico. According to published Spanish journalist Antonio Lobato, peers report from the Circuit of the Americas that the local newscasts talk about the possibility of suspending the grand prize, and even report the instructions for returning the entries.
The category 5 hurricane put Austin in danger of flooding by heavy rains, which threaten to disrupt the sixteenth round of the world. An hour and A half to the start of the first free (which you will be able to follow, as each session, on our web site) it started to rain in the area, while the wind was blowing strong.
The threats of rain came true, and in true local form, even the thunderstorms are bigger in Texas… #USGP pic.twitter.com/ImO7tcp9hQ
— Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) October 23, 2015
The worst is expected for Saturday. The National Weather Service of the united States has warned of the risk of flooding until Saturday night. Also rain is expected on Sunday morning, but the latest forecast is reassuring and ensures that the worst weather will have passed in Austin while you dispute the race in which Lewis Hamilton can become in three-time.
The first free practice sessions can be held without major problems, but the most critical situation will arrive on time to get out to the track for the third session, as well as in the classification. Just in case, the organizers have a plan B: organize the session that will decide the order of grill on Sunday morning, a few hours before the race. Pirelli has led to the american country your tires soft and medium, but teams will have to hand its compounds in the rain intermediate, with the strip of green color, and the rain extreme, painted in blue color. Drivers, teams, fans and journalists want the same thing: that the time does not spoil a large award which is expected a lot of emotion.