Pictures from the build-up to the German Grand Prix.
Alonso says being hit with a piece of tyre, as he almost was at Silverstone, would be like being struck by “a bullet or a knife” at 300kph.
Nico Rosberg insists the safety concerns with the current tyres was an issue before the series of punctures during the British Grand Prix.
The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association has threatened to boycott the German Grand Prix if the tyre failures seen at Silverstone recur at this weekend’s race.
Nico Rosberg expects the revised tyres Pirelli will introduce at the Hungarian Grand Prix to shake up the competitive order and affect the battle for the title.
Drivers praised Pirelli’s efforts to make changes to the tyres for this weekend to prevent a repeat of the punctures seen during the British Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg says he “doesn’t really want to speak about the world title yet” and is focused on winning races.
Nico Hulkenberg admits Sauber’s financial problems are “a difficult situation” for the team.
Saturday and Sunday should be sunny and warm at the Nurburgring but rain is expected on Friday for the third race weekend in a row.
A second DRS zone has been added at the Nurburgring for this year’s race and the original zone has been shortened slightly.
Don’t miss any of the German Grand Prix sessions – here are the times for all of this weekend’s action.
The FIA has confirmed changes to the F1 rules to allow race drivers to participate in the Young Drivers’ Test and for new tyres to be introduced immediately on safety grounds.
F1 heads to Germany amid doubt over the state of its tyres and questions over whether Mercedes’ illegal test transformed their race pace.
In the round-up: Ecclestone on Hunt ?σΤιΌ?σ Ferrari to run Alonso and Massa at test ?σΤιΌ?σ Pirelli tyres “completely safe” ?σΤιΌ?σ Brawn intends to stay at Mercedes