GERMAN GP

  • Nico Rosberg all set to keep Germany in celebration mode July 16, 2014

    Hockenheim: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg can keep Germany on a winning roll on Sunday by becoming the first German driver in the history of the Formula One world championship to win his home grand prix with a German car. It has been 60 years since a Mercedes works team last won at...
  • Dani Pedrosa misses qualifying after crash July 13, 2013

    MotoGP championship leader Dani Pedrosa will have to start from 12th on the grid in Sunday's German grand prix if he recovers in time after being injured in a crash during practice and missing qualifying on Saturday. The Spaniard came off his Honda machine exiting the first corner at the...
  • Team by team analysis of German Grand Prix July 8, 2013

    Team by team analysis of Sunday's German Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order): RED BULL (Sebastian Vettel 1, Mark Webber 7) A first win at home and first in July for triple world champion Vettel, who never looked back from overtaking polesitter Lewis Hamilton at the first corner, just holding...
  • Radio silence for Raikkonen, Mercedes fall away July 8, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Kimi Raikkonen had to contend with a faulty radio as he tried to chase down German Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel but the Lotus driver was far happier than his Mercedes counterparts after they flopped in the team's home race. The Finn made a late switch of tyres in a...
  • Hamilton beats Vettel to German Grand Prix pole July 6, 2013

    Nuerburgring Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes earned pole position for Sunday's German Grand Prix, edging Red Bull's threetime 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 at...
  • I don't have to be in union to strike, says Sutil July 6, 2013

    Formula One driver Adrian Sutil is very much his own man. Unlike many others, the German believes he could one day win the world title with modest, if improving, Force India. He also thinks his year away from the sport after a conviction for grievous bodily harm has actually made...
  • German rivalry simmers between Vettel and Rosberg July 4, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Nico Rosberg's strong recent form and some fighting talk towards his fellow German Sebastian Vettel has increased their rivalry ahead of their home grand prix this weekend.While Red Bull's triple champion Vettel has dominated Formula One in the last three years, Mercedes have laboured in their comeback as a...
  • Nico Rosberg hopes to keep Mercedes momentum July 4, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Nico Rosberg finally has a car capable of winning Formula One races and the German driver is taking full advantage of it if only to annoy the championship leader. Rosberg played second fiddle to Michael Schumacher for three frustrating seasons as Mercedes struggled. When the seventime champion retired...
  • Alonso wary of Pirelli Silverstone test July 4, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is reluctant to take part in a test at Silverstone this month because he fears a repeat of the scenes at the British Grand Prix on Sunday when exploding tyres put drivers' lives at risk. The Spaniard, second in the standings behind Red Bull's triple world...
  • Sauber are in difficult situation, say Hulkenberg July 4, 2013

    Nuerburgring: The Sauber Formula One team one of the smallest in the paddock and without a main title sponsor are working on a solution to their financial problems, driver Nico Hulkenberg said on Thursday. Problems at Sauber were highlighted last week when McLaren announced that the Swiss outfit's...
  • Alonso trusts German Grand Prix will be safe July 4, 2013

    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...
  • F1 drivers threaten to boycott German Grand Prix July 1, 2013

    Four drivers suffered almost identical rearleft 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 every...
  • F1 boss waives Nurburgring entry fee June 27, 2013

    Onsale Nurburgring race track must have heaved a sigh of relief with Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone waiving the 14millioneuro entry fee, according to a report on iafrica.com. Nurburgring GmbH, the company that owns the track, has filed for insolvency and put the track up for sale since May 15. On...
  • Ecclestone hopeful about 2013 German Grand Prix January 30, 2013

    London: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is trying to make sure the German Grand Prix is run this season despite problems with the Nuerburgring circuit. Ecclestone hopes a deal can be struck this week. But the race could be switched to Hockenheim, which shares the German Grand Prix in alternating years...
  • Hamilton defends his racing instincts July 26, 2012

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton hit back at criticism of his driving on Thursday and said he had merely followed his racing instincts in unlapping himself at last weekend's German Grand Prix. Red Bull's double world champion Sebastian Vettel complained after the race at Hockenheim that the McLaren driver's action had cost him...
  • Maldonado fined for speeding in the pit lane July 21, 2012

    Hockenheim, Germany: Crashprone Pastor Maldonado, fined and reprimanded at the British Grand Prix for causing a collision, was in trouble again on Friday, this time for going too fast in the pit lane during practice at Hockenheim. Race organisers said the Venezuelan had been fined 1,200 euros for travelling at 66...
  • Force India proved they are competitive: Mallya July 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Force India enjoyed a strong weekend at the Nurburgring as Adrian Sutil qualified eighth and finished sixth, recording the team's best result since last year's Korean Grand Prix. There was disappointment for Paul Di Resta however, who fought back to 13th after being knocked into a first lap...
  • McLaren's Hamilton wins German GP July 24, 2011

    Nuerburgring: Lewis Hamilton of McLaren won a hardfought German Grand Prix on Sunday, fending off challenges from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber of Red Bull for his second victory of the season. Hamilton started second but took the lead from Webber by the first turn, and McLaren then successfully defended...
  • Ferrari escape further penalty over orders September 9, 2010

    Paris: Formula One's governing body (FIA) upheld a $ 100,000 fine for Ferrari but will impose no further sanction following the team orders controversy, the FIA said on Wednesday. Race stewards handed the $ 100,000 fine to Ferrari after the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in July when the team was...
  • Alonso clinches German Grand Prix July 25, 2010

    Hockenheim, Germany: Fernando Alonso led a Ferrari onetwo in the German Grand Prix on Sunday after denying Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa an emotional victory one year on from a nearfatal crash. While the Spaniard celebrated his second triumph of the season, and 23rd of his career, it was accompanied by...
  • Vettel takes pole for German GP July 24, 2010

    Hockenheim, Germany: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took pole position for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday. The 23yearold's sixth pole in 11 races, and Red Bull's 10th, denied Ferrari their first since 2008 by a waferthin margin. Vettel was just 0.002 of a second quicker than Spaniard Fernando Alonso, who...
  • Webber comes of age with German GP win July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: A leg injury last year nearly ended his career but Mark Webber didn't give up. With his firstever Formula One win in 130 races; Webber has reignited a season that appeared to be headed into the lap of Jenson Button. It's been seven years since Webber made his Formula One...