German Grand Prix

  • Valtteri Bottas is now Formula One's fastest Finn Yesterday

    Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One's fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday. The 24-year-old's impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team's 300th podium finish...
  • Hulkenberg finishes 7th, Perez 10th as Force India clinch seven points at German GP Yesterday

    Hockenheim: Sahara Force India had a decent outing at the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh and Sergio Perez 10th in a double points-finish for the team . After starting ninth on the grid, Hulkenberg had moved up to fifth in the very first lap, following a crash involving...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix Yesterday

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • Both Force India cars in top-10 in qualifying for German Grand Prix 2 days ago

    Hockenheim: Both the Sahara Force India drivers managed to get into top-10 on the grid for the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg qualified ninth, just ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. Hulkenberg, for whom it is a home race, pipped Perez by a narrow margin as he clocked 1:18.014 in Q3,...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg claims pole position for German Grand Prix 2 days ago

    Hockenheim: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday's qualifying session. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds for the weekend's fastest time in the third part of the session. Williams'...
  • Nico Rosberg back on top in final German Grand Prix practice 3 days ago

    Germany: Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the timesheets in final practice for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Mercedes again ended the session clear of the rest. Rosberg, who leads team mate Lewis Hamilton by four points at the halfway stage in the Formula One championship, lapped...
  • Formula One teams remove interconnected suspension systems 3 days ago

    Germany: All Formula One teams have removed the front and rear interconnected suspension from their cars before the German Grand Prix after FIA said the system could be illegal. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer says, "I can confirm that no car is fitted with a front to rear linked suspension system...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice for German Grand Prix 3 days ago

    Hockenheim, Germany: Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice session at the German Grand Prix as Mercedes set the pace on Friday. Hamilton completed his best lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 18.341 seconds, edging Rosberg by 0.024 seconds. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in 1st practice for German Grand Prix 4 days ago

    Germany: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg led team mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two in first practice for the German's home grand prix on Friday. The session was the first since the governing body ruled against a front and rear interconnected suspension (FRIC) system and all teams presented their...
  • Hamilton expects Rosberg to feel World Cup boost 4 days ago

    Hockenheim: Lewis Hamilton hopes to tap into some of Germany's World Cup euphoria at Mercedes' home Formula One race this weekend even if championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg gets a bigger boost. "For every driver, when you go to your home country I think naturally you will get that extra boost,"...
  • Mercedes unfazed by suspension rule change 4 days ago

    Germany: Mercedes are unlikely to suffer any significant setback from a decision to ban a suspension system from this weekend's German Grand Prix, according to their title contender Lewis Hamilton. "I don't think much at all," the Briton told reporters at Hockenheim when asked about the possible impact on his dominant...
  • Nico Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint 4 days ago

    Germany: Formula 1 drivers' championship leader Nico Rosberg has had to ditch plans to put an image of the World Cup on his helmet for the upcoming German Grand Prix following a complaint from FIFA. The German driver wanted to celebrate his country's World Cup win with a specially designed helmet...
  • Nico Rosberg all set to keep Germany in celebration mode 5 days ago

    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...
  • Red Bull change pitstop procedure after Nurburgring accident July 11, 2013

    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 was...
  • Formula One mulls tighter pitlane safety July 9, 2013

    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 given...
  • Vettel cracks Germany but further challenges await July 8, 2013

    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 34...
  • Mercedes flops again in race, blames tires July 8, 2013

    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 July 8, 2013

    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 the...
  • Force India's point streak ends at Germany July 7, 2013

    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 July 7, 2013

    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 had...
  • Raikkonen bides his time over 2014 team decision July 7, 2013

    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, is...
  • Lewis Hamilton confident of a win at German GP July 7, 2013

    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 after...
  • Vettel prepares for long haul on home asphalt July 7, 2013

    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 fourth...
  • Fernando Alonso upbeat despite eighth place on grid July 6, 2013

    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 eight...
  • Mercedes own up to Rosberg mistake July 6, 2013

    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 the...
  • Force India miss top-10 at German GP qualifying July 6, 2013

    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) and...
  • 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 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 at...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice for German Grand Prix July 6, 2013

    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. He...
  • Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffers KERS failure July 6, 2013

    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 at...
  • Pirelli admit mistakes for exploding tyres at Silverstone July 6, 2013

    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 tyre...