German Grand Prix

  • Red Bull change pitstop procedure after Nurburgring accident 11-07-2013 09:05 PM

    Formula One champions Red Bull have changed their split-second pitstop procedures after a rear wheel flew off Mark Webber's car in the pitlane in Germany last weekend and injured a television cameraman. A investigation carried out by the team in the wake of the Nuerburgring incident found that Webber's car...
  • Formula One mulls tighter pitlane safety 09-07-2013 01:10 AM

    Formula One pitlane television crews will have to film from the pit wall during races in future after a cameraman was hit and injured by a bouncing wheel in Sunday's German Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday. Mechanics wear helmets during pitstops but others in a very restricted group...
  • Vettel cracks Germany but further challenges await 08-07-2013 03:04 PM

    Nuerburgring: Sebastian Vettel finally got the monkey off his back and triumphed at his home German Grand Prix but more challenges await this month with a tyre test and a race in Hungary he has never won. Red Bull's triple world champion increased his lead in the current standings to...
  • Mercedes flops again in race, blames tires 08-07-2013 08:52 AM

    Nuerburgring: Mercedes' hopes of winning their home race in Germany were over before the first curve. The culprit, according to Lewis Hamilton, were the tires. Hamilton started on pole position but was sandwiched by the Red Bulls of eventual winner Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber before the first bend. The...
  • Germany win is just another race for steely Vettel 08-07-2013 01:08 AM

    Nurburgring: Triple world champion Sebastian Vettel is not one for tears or emotional pronouncements and even his first victory at his home German Grand Prix on Sunday was treated largely like any other race. The 26-year-old Red Bull driver has dominated Formula One for the past three years and leads...
  • Force India's point streak ends at Germany 07-07-2013 08:12 PM

    Nurburgring: Sahara Force India's six-race point streak ended at the German Grand Prix as Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil finished 11th and 13th respectively, here Sunday. Di Resta, who was in point contention till the very last lap of the 60-lap race, has missed out on scoring points for...
  • Vettel wins the German Grand Prix for the first time 07-07-2013 07:06 PM

    Nuerburgring: Three-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel surged ahead in his Red Bull at the start of the German Grand Prix on Sunday and held off a strong challenge from the two Lotus cars to win his first race on home soil. There were no tire blowouts but the race...
  • Raikkonen bides his time over 2014 team decision 07-07-2013 03:11 PM

    Nuerburgring: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen is in no rush to make a decision over his team for 2014 despite speculation linking him to a move to champions Red Bull with Mark Webber stepping away from Formula One at the end of the season. Raikkonen, who is third in the standings,...
  • Lewis Hamilton confident of a win at German GP 07-07-2013 10:06 AM

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton warmed up to the German Grand Prix on Sunday by taking pole position pipping Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton bettered Michael Schumacher's nine-year-old lap record as team boss Ross Brawn shouted on the radio, 'Top job, top job'. This was his 29th pole position and second in two weeks...
  • Vettel prepares for long haul on home asphalt 07-07-2013 08:14 AM

    Nuerburgring: The Nuerburgring is famous for its 21-kilometre long Nordschleife circuit and although Sunday's German Grand Prix will be raced on the much shorter new track, world champion Sebastian Vettel is in for the long haul. The German Red Bull driver, who leads the standings as he bids for a...
  • Fernando Alonso upbeat despite eighth place on grid 06-07-2013 10:34 PM

    Nuerburgring: Fernando Alonso qualified only eighth on the grid for the German Formula One Grand Prix but the Spaniard looked on the bright side of a sunny Saturday, trusting in Ferrari strategy to make up places in the race. The double champion is second behind Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel after...
  • Mercedes own up to Rosberg mistake 06-07-2013 08:43 PM

    Nuerburgring, Germany: Mercedes were left red-faced at their home German Grand Prix on Saturday despite Lewis Hamilton seizing pole position after they admitted to making a huge mistake with angry team-mate Nico Rosberg. With top director Ron Howard visiting their pitlane garage for the day, Mercedes enjoyed and endured all...
  • Force India miss top-10 at German GP qualifying 06-07-2013 07:24 PM

    Nurburgring: Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil were 12th and 15th fastest in the Formula 1 German Grand Prix qualifying here Saturday. Lewis Hamilton zoomed to his second successive pole position for Mercedes with a time of 1:29.398, ahead of the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel (1:29.501)...
  • Hamilton beats Vettel to German Grand Prix pole 06-07-2013 06:23 PM

    Nuerburgring Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes earned pole position for Sunday's German Grand Prix, edging Red Bull's three-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton's second consecutive pole and third of the season made up for the disappointment of seeing the second Mercedes driver, Nico Rosberg, knocked down to 11th...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice for German Grand Prix 06-07-2013 04:02 PM

    Nuerburgring, Germany: Three-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel produced a sizzling lap in his Red Bull to post the fastest time by a large margin in Saturday's final practice before qualifying for the German Grand Prix. Vettel is the championship leader and is seeking his first win at home....
  • Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffers KERS failure 06-07-2013 02:47 PM

    Nuerburgring: Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffered a KERS failure in the garage on Saturday and fire marshals had to extinguish smoke, the struggling Formula One team said ahead of qualifying for the German Grand Prix. Safety issues have become the focus of attention in F1 after five drivers suffered tyre blow-outs...
  • Pirelli admit mistakes for exploding tyres at Silverstone 06-07-2013 10:34 AM

    The Pirelli motorsport director, Paul Hembery accepted on Friday that his company was wrong in the exploding tyre issue which overshadowed the British Grand Prix. At first Pirelli was not ready to accept that they were on the wrong side and instead held the teams responsible for the blow-outs. The...
  • Ecclestone floats idea to buy Nuerburgring circuit 06-07-2013 08:41 AM

    Nuerburgring: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says he might buy the financially troubled Nuerburgring circuit in Germany. The circuit will stage the German Grand Prix this weekend, only after Ecclestone agreed to accept a smaller fee for the right to hold the race. Ecclestone tells Die Welt newspaper he might...
  • Vettel tops second German Grand Prix practice 05-07-2013 08:21 PM

    Nuerburgring, Germany: Sebastian Vettel edged German rival Nico Rosberg for the fastest lap in practice for the German Grand Prix on Friday, while the Formula One chief played down the drivers' threat of a pullout over tyre safety concerns. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said a boycott would help nobody and...
  • Teams back F1 drivers after quit threat 05-07-2013 05:30 PM

    Nuerburgring, Germany: Formula One teams have backed drivers who threatened to boycott this Sunday's German Grand Prix if there is a repeat of the tyre chaos which rocked Silverstone last weekend. The Grand Prix Drivers' Association, which represents most but not all of those on the grid, announced on Thursday...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton tops German GP first practice 05-07-2013 03:52 PM

    Nuerburgring, Germany: There was no sign of the tyre blowouts which marred last weekend's British Grand Prix in first practice in Germany on Friday as Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets in his Mercedes. However, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso had an electrical problem with his car and failed to set a time....
  • Pirelli asks F1 teams to respect tyre requirements 05-07-2013 02:33 PM

    Nuerburgring, Germany: With some of the leading Formula One drivers threatening to boycott the German Grand Prix if tyre blowouts persist, Pirelli has asked the teams to ensure safety by strictly respecting tyre operation requirements. The tyre supplier wants all teams to remain within the prescribed pressure limits and to...
  • Hawthorn to Hamilton - 60 years of British success 05-07-2013 08:52 AM

    London: If Lewis Hamilton celebrates his first win with Mercedes in Germany this weekend it would be a fitting way to mark 60 years of British success in Formula One. On July 5, 1953, Mike Hawthorn triumphed at Reims in France after a 60-lap thriller with the great Argentine Juan...
  • F1 drivers threaten boycott if tyre problems persist 05-07-2013 08:26 AM

    Nuerburgring: Formula One drivers announced on Thursday they will withdraw from this weekend's German Grand Prix if the tyre blow-outs which marred Sunday's British race occur again. During news conferences, drivers sounded confident that tyre provider Pirelli had sorted out the problem by introducing new rubbers for the Nuerburgring race....
  • Alonso trusts German Grand Prix will be safe 04-07-2013 05:34 PM

    Nuerburgring, Germany: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso put his faith in Formula One's governing body and Pirelli ensuring safety at the German Grand Prix on Thursday after multiple tyre blowouts at last weekend's British race. The Spaniard, second in the standings behind Red Bull's triple champion Sebastian Vettel, was almost hit on...
  • Paul di Resta keen on switch to Ferrari 04-07-2013 03:11 PM

    Paul di Resta is keen on moving to Ferrari next season and his performance so far this year has been encouraging for the Italian team to take a note. Di Resta has secured points in seven of the eight grand prix and more importantly from tough positions. Surely he must...
  • Tyre talk dominating the lead up to German GP 04-07-2013 10:18 AM

    Safety concerns over tyres threaten to overshadow what is becoming an intriguing battle for the Formula One championship between three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and several other drivers. The sport was plunged into a crisis when four drivers, including race leader Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Felipe Massa,...
  • Sebastian Vettel still searching for elusive home win 03-07-2013 05:38 PM

    Nuerburgring: Sebastian Vettel has never won his home German Grand Prix or a race in July, so this week's trip to the Nuerburgring was set to be challenging for the world champion even before last weekend's tyre debacle. The exploding Pirellis from the British Grand Prix have Formula One drivers...
  • Pirelli announces tyre changes ahead of German Grand Prix 03-07-2013 02:17 PM

    Milan: Formula One cars will race on different tyres for the rest of the season in the wake of a string of blowouts during Sunday's British Grand Prix that sparked the threat of a revolt from teams. Tyres exploded on four cars at Silverstone, including those of Lewis Hamilton and...
  • F1 drivers threaten to boycott German Grand Prix 01-07-2013 09:49 AM

    Four drivers suffered almost identical rear-left tyre failures in a chaotic British Grand Prix on Sunday, with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg eventually winning it. As a result, the drivers have threatened to boycott next weekend's German Grand Prix unless the unexpected tyre explosions are rectified. "I am 100 percent sure that...