F1 H2o race officials were left with no option other than to postpone Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix of France on Lac Leman.
Strong winds and unsafe water conditions made the course too hazardous to risk any high-speed action for the 19 drivers from 11 nations on the six-pin, 2.21km course at Evian-les-Bains.
The same situation prevailed in Portugal back in April.
UIM Commissioner Luis Ribeiro said;
It has been a very difficult day for everyone.
All we can do is watch, wait and adapt our schedule accordingly.
Today, it has not been possible to put any boats on the water because the conditions are so changeable and, at times, very severe.
The drivers’ safety is our priority and there was no option other than to cancel.
Saturday morning’s practice session was also cancelled because of high winds on Lac Leman.
The hectic schedule for Sunday has now been revised to accommodate BRM Qualifying and the 21st Grand Prix of France.
08.45 – 09.45 – Free Practice
10.15 – 11.15 – BRM Qualifying
15.00 – 16.00 – Grand Prix of France
All times CET