Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2011

2011 German Grand Prix Thursday pictures

F1 picturesPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel arrived in his home country as a world champion for the first time – and sporting a T-shirt marking his latest driving achievement.

He posed for pictures with the five other German drivers who will be starting this weekend’s race.

Two of them, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, piloted a pair of Mercedes W196s (one in ‘streamliner’ form) around the old Nurburgring Nordschleife.

There were changes evident at HRT, where recent changes in the team’s ownership have led to the old ‘Hispania’ logos being replaced with new ‘HRT’ ones.

Here are more pictures from Thursday at the Nurburgring.

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