2010 German Grand Prix articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Alonso: “Winning is a great feeling” 27th July 2010, 17:50

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 […]

Yamamoto’s blunders (HRT race review)

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 […]

Why the team orders rule must stay

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.

Flexing wings and more reliability woes (Red Bull race review) (Video)

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.

Another setback (Mercedes team review)

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 […]

Montezemolo defends driver switch 26th July 2010, 23:25

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 […]

Best of the rest (Renault team review)

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 […]

Tyre blunder (Force India race 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 […]

Starts ruin race (Williams 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 […]

Both cars retire (Lotus 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 […]