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2013 German Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2013 German Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the German Grand Prix. Here?s what the teams and drivers shared on Twitter during the Nurburgring race weekend.

Thursday

F1 arrived at the home of the German Grand Prix amid intense debate over the series of tyre failures seen at Silverstone and Pirelli’s response to it by producing new tyres for this race. The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association raised the tension by threatening to boycott the race if further punctures occured.

The paddock dwellers were also treated to a screening of the upcoming Ron Howard film Rush which tells the story of the thrilling 1976 title battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Friday

Mercedes were comfortably quickest in first practice but Red Bull led the second session as an unwell Jules Bianchi kept his running to a minimum.

There was no sign of any repeat of the Silverstone punctures during practice which augured well for the rest of the weekend.

Saturday

In a surprising turnaround Lewis Hamilton went from being off the pace in practice to clinching his third pole position. But a blunder by Mercedes saw Nico Rosberg drop out during Q2.

Sunday

In warm conditions on Sunday the Red Bulls pounced on the Mercedes pair at the start. Sebastian Vettel withstood a late-race charge from Kimi Raikkonen to take his first home race win.

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