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For the 2022 Formula 1 Season, Miami is hosting one of two races in the USA.

Miami, and Florida as a whole, has a bit of a reputation for quite severe thunderstorms, and particularly whereby sporting events have had to be postponed because of such weather. 1 2

Although there may be lightning in the air, that may not necessarily mean the track conditions are unsuitable for racing, for example any rain that comes with the thunderstorm could be negated by Wet tyres, and a thunderstorm does not necessarily mean heavy rain. However, given that the drivers are going around in an electrically conductive box, and that fans are usually situated on uncovered temporary stands (read: scaffolding), lightning could be seen as a danger.

Are there any specific set of procedures for the Race Director to follow in the case of thunderstorms?

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