Romain Grosjean drove an excellent race at the Hockenheimring to beat Giorgio Pantano to the chequered flag. Grosjean followed Pantano closesly throughout the race and took advantage of a heavy shower late in the race to overtake the championship leader. But on the following lap he overtook the lapped Marko Asmer under a yellow flag. … Continue reading Pantano wins after Grosjean penalised; Chandhok takes sprint win (GP2)
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.
The qualifying live blog has finished. Join us tomorrow for the German Grand Prix Live Blog. You can review the qualifying live blog in full below.
Here’s the second part of Journeyer’s guide to the German Grand Prix. After 1976 the German Grand Prix was no longer held at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. From 1977 to 2006 the race was held at the Hockenheimring with one exception – in 1985 when the race was run on the new Nurburgring circuit.
The free practice 3 live blog has finished, you can review the blog in full below.
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.
The live blog has now finished:
Free practice 1 has finished. You can review the live blog in full below:
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
Luca Filippi has lost his ART seat to ex-Formula 1 driver Sakon Yamamoto. In the latest GP2 driver market move Filippi has switched to Arden taking Yelmer Buurman?óÔé¼Ôäós place, leaving the Dutchman without a drive. Rumours suggest a falling-out between Filippi and ART, allegedly because the team neglected the Italian while favouring Romain Grosjean, who … Continue reading Luca Filippi and Sakon Yamamoto ride the GP2 merry-go-round
Sebastian Vettel will take David Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós place at Red Bull in 2009. Anyone not see that coming? Vettel is one of the stars of Red Bull?óÔé¼Ôäós young driver development programme. Dozens of aspiring young drivers have worn Red Bull colours at one stage or another in their careers. Only a handful made it into F1. … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel confirmed as Red Bull driver for 2009 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ try to look surprised
Nico Rosberg isn?óÔé¼Ôäót having the season many of us expected him to have. Since scoring his first podium finish at Melbourne he?óÔé¼Ôäós only added to his points total with a pair of eighth places. What?óÔé¼Ôäós gone wrong for the Williams driver?
Strangely for a year that has been so political (again) most of the politicking has been going on off-track and has had little bearing on any of the races. Apart from the eeny-meeny-miny-mo approach to qualifying penalties. At Silverstone last weekend the two major elements of political discussion were the proposed Formula Two category and … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Donington Park
Nigel Mansell is planning another return to motor racing according to Motor Sport magazine. The magazine claims Mansell, along with sons Greg and Leo, is planning to race a Lola LMP1 sports car. The Mansells tried out a Lola-AER 06/10 LMP1 at Estoril, former home of the Portuguese Grand Prix during a Dunlop tyre test.
Yesterday I gained a new appreciation of just how popular Robert Kubica is in his native Poland. Monday’s poll on “Which F1 drivers do you like?” was picked up by several major Polish sports sites. Robert Kubica, who had been leading comfortably with a few hundred votes, suddenly rocketed to over 10,000. Poland is a … Continue reading Time for a Polish Grand Prix?
Halfway through the season it’s probably not a surprise to learn the Monaco and British Grands Prix have been the most popular races so far. The two action-packed races have been voted the most popular so far on this site. Here’s the results in full:
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
Speculation that Fernando Alonso could be a Ferrari driver in the future refuses to go away. Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said in April he was happy with the line-up of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. But now Alonso is being linked with a move to Ferrari where he would be reunited with sponsor Banco … Continue reading Fernando Alonso and Ferrari rumours
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.