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German GP: thoughts on the start

McLaren’s strong qualifying positions puts them in the perfect place to take control of the German Grand Prix. What can Ferrari do to stop them? Here are some thoughts on how the first corner might play out.

2008 German GP qualifying: Hamilton beats Massa to Hockenheim pole

Lewis Hamilton carried the momentum of his home Grand Prix win into the German Grand Prix weekend to claim pole positon for tomorrow’s race ahead of Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s team mate Kovalainen will line up third after a mistake on his first lap. But championship rival Kimi Raikkonen starts a poor sixth.

German GP qualifying live blog

The qualifying live blog has finished. Join us tomorrow for the German Grand Prix Live Blog. You can review the qualifying live blog in full below.

Video: German GP history 1977-2008

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Here’s the second part of Journeyer’s guide to the German Grand Prix. After 1976 the German Grand Prix was no longer held at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. From 1977 to 2006 the race was held at the Hockenheimring with one exception – in 1985 when the race was run on the new Nurburgring circuit.

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

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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. […]