Ferrari will learn their consequences of their use of team orders during the German Grand Prix in a World Motor Sport Council hearing tomorrow. Ahead of the crunch meeting let’s review what happened, the likely arguments for and against Ferrari, who will decide their fate and what their punishment could be.
Ferrari has hit back at Niki Lauda’s following his public outburst against the team and its use of team orders at the German Grand Prix.
Former world champion and Ferrari driver Niki Lauda has said he expects the Italian team will be heavily punished by the FIA?óÔé¼Ôäós World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) next month for their use of team orders at the German Grand Prix. ?óÔé¼?ôWhat they did in Hockenheim was against all rules,?óÔé¼?Ø Lauda said in an interview with … Continue reading Lauda: Ferrari will get a pasting from WMSC
Long-standing F1 Fanatic fans Tommy B and Katy were in Hockenheim to watch the German Grand Prix. Read their account from the Hockenheimring as they squeezed in plenty of driver spotting and ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ thanks to a bit of clever Tweeting ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ were invited into the paddock. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós their view from the stands.
Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?óÔé¼Ôäós John Beamer. As Mark Webber said the list of accusations thrown at Red Bull is starting to look silly. First we had the trick ride height system, then illegal suspension fairings and now flexing front wings. In the midst of all this teams … Continue reading Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix
German F1 fan Nikolai Vogler went to his home race at the Hockenheimring and the back-to-back round in Hungary one week later. Here’s his view from the stands. While the F1 teams had to handle two races with just one week in between, me and a group of friends decided to follow them to the … Continue reading From the stands: Nikolai Vogler watches two races in one week
New video of the German Grand Prix published by FOM reveals how Fernando Alonso urged Ferrari to order Felipe Massa to let him pass. Alonso said to the team “I am much quicker than Felipe” and was told “we got your message”. Because of the editing of the video it’s not clear how much time … Continue reading “I am much quicker than Felipe” – how Alonso urged Ferrari to use team orders
The German Grand Prix was rated the worst race in three years by F1 fans. F1 Fanatic has conducted post-race polls on what fans thought of Grands Prix since 2008. The German Grand Prix, which Fernando Alonso won after team mate Felipe Massa was ordered to let him pass, received a lowest-ever rating of 3.74 … Continue reading F1 fans slam rigged German Grand Prix
One story came to dominate the German Grand Prix weekend – but you can find details on what happened to every driver and team below. The German Grand Prix review includes all the F1 Fanatic coverage in one place below ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ from Friday practice to the post-race analysis and our live comments on every session.
Which driver did the best job during the German Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the German Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
Fernando Alonso brushed off criticism of his German Grand Prix win calling it a “great feeling” to win again. Alonso said: All wins are special. Winning is a great feeling and that was the case in Hockenheim, especially when I think of the huge workload undertaken by everyone at Maranello to achieve this fantastic one-two … Continue reading Alonso: “Winning is a great feeling”
Sakon Yamamoto’s second appearance for HRT – this time in place of Karun Chandhok – did not go very well. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 22 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’19.844 (+1.252) 1’18.592 Race position 19 Average race lap 1’26.680 (+2.7) 1’23.980 Laps 19/67 63/67 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Yamamoto’s blunders (HRT race review)
Those who call for the team orders ban to be scrapped have failed to understand why Sunday’s events were controversial and why a repeat must be prevented.
As at Silverstone, Red Bull’s front wings were the centre of attention before the race at Hockenheim – but for a very different reason. The new front wings were observed to be flexing at high speeds, allowing parts of the wing to move closer to the ground and operate more efficiently.
Having hoped to qualify on the third row Mercedes only scraped one car into Q3. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 11 9 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.026 (+0.008) 1’15.018 Race position 9 8 Average race lap 1’19.860 (+0.048) 1’19.811 Laps 66/67 66/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open … Continue reading Another setback (Mercedes team review)
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has defended his team’s decision to change the order of its drivers during yesterday’s German Grand Prix. The stewards of the meeting fined Ferrari $100,000 for the move. The World Motor Sports Council will investigate whether the team acted improperly by giving a coded instruction to Felipe Massa telling him … Continue reading Montezemolo defends driver switch
Renault got both cars in the points for the second time this year: Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 7 13 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’14.835 (-0.472) 1’15.307 Race position 7 10 Average race lap 1’19.711 (-0.215) 1’19.926 Laps 66/67 66/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times … Continue reading Best of the rest (Renault team review)
Force India suffered a dreadful weekend and were fortunate not to be more severely punished for fitting the wrong tyres to their cars during the race. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 19 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’16.220 (-2.732) 1’18.952 Race position 17 16 Average race lap 1’21.267 (+0.158) 1’21.108 Laps 65/67 65/67 Pit … Continue reading Tyre blunder (Force India race review)
Both Williams drivers qualified inside the top ten but poor starts condemned them to end the race point-less. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?â??lkenberg Qualifying position 8 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’15.109 (-0.23) 1’15.339 Race position 12 13 Average race lap 1’19.970 (-0.01) 1’19.980 Laps 66/67 66/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Starts ruin race (Williams race review)
Neither Lotus finished the German Grand Prix, but Heikki Kovalainen led the new teams before colliding with Pedro de la Rosa. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’17.583 (-0.717) 1’18.300 Race position Average race lap 3’16.052 (+111.142) 1’24.909 Laps 3/67 56/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Both cars retire (Lotus race review)