Three grands prix into the 2009 season, most formula one figures are looking forward to a fully-dry race weekend in Bahrain.

Three grands prix into the 2009 season, most formula one figures are looking forward to a fully-dry race weekend in Bahrain.

The recent Sepang and Shanghai events were drenched by rain, clouding the assessment of the sport's new pecking order.

Bahrain is unlikely to be wet this weekend, with climate charts showing no more than 10mm rainfall for an average April month.

Local reports are indeed predicting a very hot weekend, with the possibility of a sandstorm or two.

"That would certainly shake things up," said reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton. "It's a weird circuit in the sense that you are just driving through the desert; there is no grass anywhere."

Bahrain's meteorology office said the highest chance of a light sandstorm is for Sunday.

"The chance of rising sand is there," a forecaster told the local Gulf Daily News.

 

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