Rain halts all Friday running as FP2 cancelled as well

FP2 at the Nurburgring followed the example set by FP1 as no running occurred once again due to weather conditions.

Rain and fog prevented the medical helicopter from being able to take off with the route to the hospital being too far by road and too treacherous by air.

Time at the session was called after an hour of delays, with race control eventually deciding that the pitlane will not open for the final 20 minutes.

Therefore the only running any of the teams and drivers will get is tomorrow’s hour-long FP3 before it’s straight into qualifying in the afternoon.

This at a racetrack the teams will only have marginal data from having not been here since 2013.

The race at the end of the month in Imola was due to only have a Saturday morning practice session with many expecting the lack of knowledge for the teams to add an extra element of jeopardy to their running.

Those looking forward to that need wait no longer as we have that exact circumstance this weekend in the Eifel Grand Prix.

Whether rain will stick around for the weekend is unknown but conditions are set to be colder but much more visible tomorrow meaning a challenging weekend even if it does remain dry.

Mercedes are expected to have the upper hand and with the track being relatively high downforce, overtaking could well be a bit old struggle.

There is a possibility for many more showers all weekend but don’t get your hopes up.

We will have all the coverage for the remainder of the weekend on Last-lap.co.uk.