2011 German Grand Prix Thursday pictures

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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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Images ?? Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force India F1 Team, Motioncompany

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15 comments on 2011 German Grand Prix Thursday pictures

  1. Cacarella said on 22nd July 2011, 0:04

    Poor Micheal, Relegated to driving a vintage Mercedes around the track. He MUST have been trying hard to pretend it was a red Ferrari. I bet he was even making the engine noises in his helmet to try and make it sound like the real deal.

  2. ob1kenobi.23 (@ob1kenobi23) said on 22nd July 2011, 0:07

    I still think that enclosed W 196 is the most beautiful F1 car ever.

  3. Great pictures!

    Keith, your site is very slow. I don’t know if it is only here in Brazi, but you should take a look at that.

  4. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 22nd July 2011, 1:02

    Vettel and Barichello need to pose together in their stig t shirts. Even better would be with Schumacher, Webber, Hamilton, Button, and Mansell all looking on in the background.

  5. F1Yankee (@f1yankee) said on 22nd July 2011, 4:27

    i hear that nico rosberg hates women and the handicapped. :P

  6. Burnout (@burnout) said on 22nd July 2011, 4:54

    Does Nico Rosberg always wear yellow racing boots? I just noticed it in the picture where he’s standing next to the W196.

  7. BasCB (@bascb) said on 22nd July 2011, 8:05

    I must say, that new HRT logo does look a lot more purposefull than the old Hispani racing one. Just don’t exchange Liuzzi for a Spanish never ran on the grid guys. If needed give Andy Soucek a friday drive!

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