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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/October/2020 at 09:11
Seems to depend where you look mate? Met Office has 19% or 20% chance of rain around racetime, Accuweather 54% chance sometime in the afternoon, World weather on line 0% to 33% racetime, Time and Date.com 48% sometime during the day and the BBC 4% or 5% racetime. 

Sun cream and sou'wester will be taken to be worn accordingly...      Big smile 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/October/2020 at 11:38
IPMA has a 64% chance of rain at 3pm and says only 18º, quite windy. Winter woollies as well perhaps. And according to them the only day with any rain from Saturday right through to the next Saturday!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bob d Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/October/2020 at 21:06
The main stand on the start / finish straight is covered, no other stand is. All open to the elements. 
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Enjoyed the race, thanks to Mobdro, but it's becoming a bit predictable.  Hamilton is a very talented man.
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Just seen a picture on Bombeiros Portugueses facebook page, showing lots of folks not adhering to social distancing  rules at the F1. mmmmm, wonder if Portugal will see another rise in figures. 
 Portuguese comment:  "Grand premio de F1 Algarve sem distanciamento fisico. Ja era de prever. As pessoas continuam a nao respeitar as regras"
Translation. "Grand Prix of F1 Algarve without physical distance. It was to be expected. People still dont respect the rules"

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Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton by winning today he has passed Michael Schumachers record.
Great to be there but traffic was chaos and this was with considerably reduced attendance. God knows how they would cope  -  took us 3 hours to get in from Albufeira.
Seats were allocated after approval by DGS - there was a spare seat between us and others -  not brilliant  but I didn't see anyone not wearing mask on North Stand but cannot speak for others- either way we will be in self imposed exile for next week or so.

Great day despite poor organisation and autumnal weather 
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The organisation was the usual farce, sadly. We caught the 11AM shuttle from Praia da Rocha, there were 12 people on it... Maybe if they actually told people it existed it might just help ease the ridiculous traffic congestion Richard mentions? It took us two hours to go just over 20km. The only point at which we were given priority was about 300m from the circuit, which did mean we actually got in to see the start (just), but it is hardly an incentive to leave the car at the park n ride if you just have to sit in traffic with all the cars anyway. There are three lanes on the road leading into the racetrack, for some inexplicable reason, one was coned off from the motorway all the way to the venue. That will be down to the GNR, of course, not the Autodrome. When we arrived there was no clear signposting to tell us where to go for our seats. We had green tickets - the sign on the gate saying "Verde" was red and white. Is it beyond the brain power of the management to use blue signs for the blue area, red for the red area and green for the green???? 

There was no way of knowing what was happening in the race, as the promised commentary over the tannoy did not materialise, and you could not see the big(ish) screen from where we sat.        

The race itself was a great experience, and we were delighted to be there to see Lewis break the record.   
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