July 3, 2022

The Queens County Citizen

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Formula 1 takes the environment seriously

Formula 1 takes the environment seriously

The weather is favorable for the Canadian Grand Prix. Fortunately, because in a game that counts every second, even a small amount of rain can turn everything wrong.

For Formula 1 Grand Prix drivers, the weather conditions at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve today cause all the changes in the world. When you are driving at a speed of 350 km per hour, very little rain or unexpected wind will win you over or send you into the field. For the FIA, there is no chance. It is important to know minute by minute temperature, wind and rain data across the circuit to optimize teams strategies. Météo-France has a unique four-year agreement to provide uniform and accurate weather information services to drivers at all Grand Prix in the world.

Formula 1 drivers have their own weatherman

Paul Abille, head of forecasting at Meteo-France Sports in Meteo-France, which specializes in sports field, forecaster and leader of a team of three people who landed in Montreal on Monday with tons of equipment.

Why is Meteo-France more responsible for weather forecasting for the Montreal Grand Prix than Environment Canada, MetiMedia or others?

Météo-France is a weather service provider selected by the FIA ​​to ensure uniform quality of weather service throughout the year at all Grand Prix events. Through this agreement, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) seeks to develop technologies and decision-making with a single supplier for all competitions. Beyond weather forecasting, we install observation systems, high-definition radars and computer systems. FIA and teams