Michael Schumacher may be long gone from F1 racing, but his lasting impact in increasing the number of German drivers in the sport is clear to see. Five of the 20 drivers in F1 this year have their home race at the Nurburgring this weekend. And one of them is hotly tipped for victory following … Continue reading Will Vettel become the new home hero? (German Grand Prix preview)
The 2008 German Grand Prix saw the youngest ever podium. Plus Kimi Raikkonen failed to match the record for most consecutive fastest lap, while Nick Heidfeld goes after the record of most consecutive finishes. More stats and facts from the German Grand Prix below.
Here’s a look back at the German Grand Prix weekend with a gallery of 33 high-resolution photographs of all the teams.
Lewis Hamilton was dominating the German Grand Prix until a safety car appearance threw his race into disarray.
Nelson Piquet Jnr has not had the best of seasons so far. I picked him as the worst driver of the year so far when I ranked them all after the British Grand Prix and few of you seemed to disagree. Today he gave Renault their first podium finish of the year. But how much … Continue reading Nelson Piquet Jnr: was he lucky or good?
Lewis Hamilton takes a four-point lead in the drivers’ championship with his win in the German Grand Prix. Felipe Massa is second ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen. Ferrari remain the team to beat in the constructors’ championship but McLaren have closed to within four points of second-placed BMW. And the battle for fourth place … Continue reading Championship positions after the German German Prix
Join in the German Grand Prix live blog below. Here are some useful links: Links to live F1 video (please post any new video links here) Live F1 timing Radio commentary (UK) To read earlier messages in the live blog it will be easier if you turn off automatic scrolling using the button above. Launch … Continue reading 2008 German Grand Prix Live Blog
McLaren’s strong qualifying positions puts them in the perfect place to take control of the German Grand Prix. What can Ferrari do to stop them? Here are some thoughts on how the first corner might play out.
Lewis Hamilton carried the momentum of his home Grand Prix win into the German Grand Prix weekend to claim pole positon for tomorrow’s race ahead of Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s team mate Kovalainen will line up third after a mistake on his first lap. But championship rival Kimi Raikkonen starts a poor sixth.
While many modern fans have seen the Nurburgring in its short, stadium-based configuration, the old Nurburgring Nordschleife was a behemoth of a track. More than 20 kilometers long, an F1 car needed around 7 minutes to complete a lap. Watch these first two videos showing laps of the old Nurburgring in all its glory.
If one of F1?óÔé¼Ôäós top four drivers in the championship wins the German Grand Prix they?óÔé¼Ôäóre likely to become the new leader in the title race. Will Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen or Robert Kubica take the win? Could Heikki Kovalainen or Nick Heidfeld claim their first victories and become the 100th different Grand … Continue reading 2008 German Grand Prix: predictions
The drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó championship race is perfectly poised with the top three drivers tied on 48 points. But Ferrari has been ahead in the constructors?óÔé¼Ôäó championship race for almost all the season. At Silverstone McLaren finally arrested their progress but are still 24 points behind with eight races remaining. If Ferrari can add to their lead … Continue reading 2008 German Grand Prix preview ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ Ferrari looking strong in title race
Here’s the German Grand Prix preview video with a video lap of the Hockenheimring circuit, Murray Walker on Niki Lauda’s near-fatal crash in 1976 and interviews with Timo Glock and other drivers.
The German Grand Prix will have more home drivers competing than any other round of the championship. Five F1 drivers are German – that’s one quarter of the field! But ironically, Germany has only one race this year where two years ago it had two because of the popularity of Michael Schumacher. So which driver … Continue reading 2008 German GP preview: Home drivers
For the second race weekend in a row F1 teams are testing at the circuit where they will next be competing. Three days of testing conclude at the Hockenheimring today ahead of the German Grand Prix a week on Sunday. But does testing on race tracks so close to a race weekend risk making the … Continue reading Should F1 teams test before racing?
It’s not been officially announced as far as I’m aware, but this weekend’s round is not the German Grand Prix. Although it’s the only F1 race in Germany this year it won’t be called the German Grand Prix because the owners of the Hockenheimring also own the legal rights to the name.