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2008 German GP Practice 3 Live Blog

The free practice 3 live blog has finished, you can review the blog in full below.

Video: German GP history 1950-1976

Video

While many modern fans have seen the Nurburgring in its short, stadium-based configuration, the old Nurburgring Nordschleife was a behemoth of a track. More than 20 kilometers long, an F1 car needed around 7 minutes to complete a lap. Watch these first two videos showing laps of the old Nurburgring in all its glory.

2008 German GP practice 2 live blog

The live blog has now finished:

2008 German Grand Prix: predictions

If one of F1?s top four drivers in the championship wins the German Grand Prix they?re likely to become the new leader in the title race. Will Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen or Robert Kubica take the win? Could Heikki Kovalainen or Nick Heidfeld claim their first victories and become the 100th different Grand […]

Luca Filippi and Sakon Yamamoto ride the GP2 merry-go-round

Luca Filippi has lost his ART seat to ex-Formula 1 driver Sakon Yamamoto. In the latest GP2 driver market move Filippi has switched to Arden taking Yelmer Buurman?s place, leaving the Dutchman without a drive. Rumours suggest a falling-out between Filippi and ART, allegedly because the team neglected the Italian while favouring Romain Grosjean, who […]

Sebastian Vettel confirmed as Red Bull driver for 2009 ?ǣ try to look surprised

Sebastian Vettel will take David Coulthard?s place at Red Bull in 2009. Anyone not see that coming? Vettel is one of the stars of Red Bull?s young driver development programme. Dozens of aspiring young drivers have worn Red Bull colours at one stage or another in their careers. Only a handful made it into F1. […]

Nico Rosberg ?ǣ the driver debates

Nico Rosberg isn?t having the season many of us expected him to have. Since scoring his first podium finish at Melbourne he?s only added to his points total with a pair of eighth places. What?s gone wrong for the Williams driver?

The Ben Evans column: Donington Park

Strangely for a year that has been so political (again) most of the politicking has been going on off-track and has had little bearing on any of the races. Apart from the eeny-meeny-miny-mo approach to qualifying penalties. At Silverstone last weekend the two major elements of political discussion were the proposed Formula Two category and […]

Nigel Mansell considering sports car comeback with sons?

Nigel Mansell is planning another return to motor racing according to Motor Sport magazine. The magazine claims Mansell, along with sons Greg and Leo, is planning to race a Lola LMP1 sports car. The Mansells tried out a Lola-AER 06/10 LMP1 at Estoril, former home of the Portuguese Grand Prix during a Dunlop tyre test.

Time for a Polish Grand Prix?

Yesterday I gained a new appreciation of just how popular Robert Kubica is in his native Poland. Monday’s poll on “Which F1 drivers do you like?” was picked up by several major Polish sports sites. Robert Kubica, who had been leading comfortably with a few hundred votes, suddenly rocketed to over 10,000. Poland is a […]