Sebastian Vettel took up his usual place at the top of the times in final practice for his home race. The Red Bull driver beat Fernando Alonso by two-tenths of a second in a late flurry of laps as the track dried out at the end of the hour’s running.
Red Bull and Ferrari look very closely matched after the second practice session at the Hockenheimring – Sebastian Vettel described the red cars as “extremely competitive”. But question marks remain over McLaren’s pace following a disrupted session, with the team yet to decide whether they will run their new exhaust-blown diffuser during the rest of … Continue reading Ferrari & Red Bull lead the way (German GP practice two interactive data)
Rainy weather greeted the teams as practice began at the Hockenheimring today. There’s a lot of soggy-looking cars and drivers in this selection of pictures from today’s practice. Plus some new logos on the Red Bulls and yet another new helmet for Sebastian Vettel.
Fernando Alonso topped a largely dry second practice session at the Hockenheimring, setting a best lap of 1’16.265 in his Ferrari. Second fastest was Sebstian Vettel and their team mates were third and fourth fastest.
There’s little that can be read into this morning’s wet practice session at the Hockenheimring. If nothing else, the session gave us a chance to see how the different drivers copes with the challenging conditions and what kind of choices they would face in a rain-hit qualifying or race.
Adrian Sutil set the fastest time in a rain-hit first practice session at the Hockenheimring. But McLaren’s hopes of gaining more useful information about their exhaust-blown diffuser were dashed when Lewis Hamilton crashed having done just eight laps.
The teams have arrived at a rainy Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix. Today Red Bull have been doing pit stop practice and the HRT trio have been driving trucks for some reason. Take a look at the pictures from Thursday in Hockenheim below.
The Hockenheimring used to be one of the fastest tracks on the calendar, where F1 cars would blast through the forests at over 360kph. But that all changed in 2002.
Michael Schumacher says he intends to keep racing next year and intends to compete for a record-extending eighth championship title. Speaking in the German Grand Prix press conference he said: It?óÔé¼Ôäós what I mentioned the day that I officially publicised that I was rejoining Formula One and it is to win another title, that?óÔé¼Ôäós our … Continue reading Schumacher targets title in 2011
F1 returns to the Hockenheimring for the first time in two years. Have all the important information for this weekend?óÔé¼Ôäós German Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme, including a video lap of the track.
Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage of the German Grand Prix and the F1 Fanatic live blogs which will take place during all five sessions this weekend. We’re looking for people to help run the live blogs this weekend. If you’d like to join in please get in touch by emailling … Continue reading German Grand Prix live TV times
Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari will all go into the German Grand Prix expecting they can challenge for victory. But Ferrari will be feeling pressure more than their closest rivals as a third bad result in a row could seriously damage their championship hopes. Can Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa give the team their first … Continue reading Strong result vital for Ferrari in Hockenheim (German GP preview)
There is a good chance rain could fall during the German Grand Prix weekend, most likely in the two days leading up to the race. This could cause problems for teams hoping to test new components during the practice session, such as McLaren who are planning to test a revised version of their exhaust-blown diffuser. … Continue reading Rain likely to hit German GP weekend
Former F1 driver Danny Sullivan will advise the German Grand Prix stewards this weekend. Although Sullivan only started a single season in F1, with Tyrrell in 1983, he had a very successful career in the American Indy Car series afterwards. He claimed the CART title for Penske in 1988, but was best remembered for his … Continue reading Danny Sullivan is German GP steward
Felipe Massa says he is not happy having failed to score in the last thee races: For sure I am not happy like I suppose I should be. The beginning of the season was not like I expected. The first few races were OK, we had two podiums, and then we didn’t have good races. … Continue reading Massa unhappy to miss points in three races
Fernando Alonso expects an exciting qualifying session on Saturday at the Hockenheimring as the short lap time will mean very close gaps between the cars. The Ferrari driver said: I think Hockenhenheim can be a good race for us, why not? The circuit is not too complicated. I think the times will be very short, … Continue reading Alonso predicts close qualifying battle
Paul di Resta will miss his customary appearance in a Force India during first practice for the German Grand Prix this weekend. Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi will drive their cars in all sessions as the team focus their efforts on coping with the wide difference in tyres Bridgestone are supplying: It’s a shame but … Continue reading Di Resta not driving in Germany
Williams drivers Rubens Barrichello and Nico H?â??lkenberg expect the German Grand Prix to be a difficult race for tyre management. Bridgestone are bringing their two most extreme tyre compounds – super-soft and hard – and the slow sections on the Hockenheimring can put severe strain on tyres. Barrichello said: Despite the revisions a few years … Continue reading Williams drivers expect tyre challenge
Martin Whitmarsh said he expects McLaren to race their exhaust-blown diffusers in Germany this weekend. It brought to the British Grand Prix but removed them after Friday practice. He said the configuration, which only Red Bull had on their cars at the start of the season, was one of two notable innovations in F1 this … Continue reading Whitmarsh expects to race new diffuser
Ferrari are aiming for a substantial point haul in the German Grand Prix this weekend. The Italian team has scored just four points since introducing its exhaust-driven diffuser package at Valencia two races ago. It will have further changes to its diffuser for this weekend’s race. They expect the F10 will work well on the … Continue reading Ferrari eager for points in Germany