Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2013

2013 German Grand Prix result

2013 German Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2013

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 60
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 60 1.008 1.008
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 60 5.830 4.822
4 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 60 7.721 1.891
5 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 60 26.927 19.206
6 5 Jenson Button McLaren 60 27.996 1.069
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 60 37.562 9.566
8 6 Sergio Perez McLaren 60 38.306 0.744
9 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 60 46.821 8.515
10 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 60 49.892 3.071
11 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 60 53.771 3.879
12 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 60 56.975 3.204
13 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 60 57.738 0.763
14 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 60 60.160 2.422
15 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 60 61.929 1.769
16 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 59 1 lap 1 lap
17 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 59 1 lap 26.562
18 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 59 1 lap 5.093
19 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 59 1 lap 4.814
Not classified
18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 22 38 laps 37 laps Hydraulics
22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 21 39 laps 1 lap Engine
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 3 57 laps 18 laps Accident

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16 comments on “2013 German Grand Prix result”

  1. Well done Sebastian. Nice to see a driver win their home race, as it was earlier in the season when Fernando did the same at Catalunya.

    Great to see a strong performance from Lotus, after they were down in the lower points in the last couple of races.

    Finishing off the podium from pole is never what you want to see, but another Top 5 finish from Lewis is another solid performance. He’s driving well, so hopefully he can keep pushing for a win later in the season!

    Happy to see Paul even though he doesn’t get any points, beat Adrian – the minimum he can do to keep proving himself.

    1. It was a good race, & kudos to Vettel & RBR for a hard fought, well deserved win. For me, the race was spoiled by Rosberg holding up Hamilton during the 2nd stint even though he was much slower & they were on different strategies, & by Grosjean not releasing the quicker Raikkonen to have a go @ Vettel for the win sooner. The safety car period was a bit longer than necessary too, IMO. Otherwise, great race.

      1. I also think that Grosjean should have released Kimi earlier than he did. Also, the fact that Vettel (and also Grosjean) were able to go ahead of Lewis at the end without loosing too much must have helped Vettel at the end.

  2. Shreyas Mohanty (@)
    7th July 2013, 15:05

    Great race! Was totally rooting for Kimi! Sad to see Vettel on top. His celebration, as an Alonso fan, was a knife through the ears – a painfully urgent reminder that Alonso is losing. The season isn’t 50 races long, you know.

    1. Vettel is slowly pulling away. I was expecting Alo to overtake Grosjean given he has fresher set of rubber but didn’t. They took a gamble with their strategy but didn’t pay off as Alo pitted earlier than expected on his first stint. Ferrai, you better act fast. We are not expecting miracles but atleast give Alo a car that qualifies a few tenths from the front runners and he’ll do the rest.

  3. WilliamB (@william-brierty)
    7th July 2013, 15:12

    The right race, but the wrong result.

    1. Yeah, Max Chilton should’ve won…

  4. I wonder what will come from the investigation regarding the unsafe releases..

    1. RaceProUK (@)
      7th July 2013, 15:17

      Helmets mandatory for all present in the pitlane wouldn’t be a bad idea.

      1. yeah. they recently introduced that rule where all personell must wear one. i guess camerapersons should wear too

        glad he is ok

      2. And what would that change ?
        I mean the poor guy would still have broken colar bones and ribs.

        We all know what drives this world: money. 30000 $ (or € or £) fines for these teams is not enough. They put the safety of others at risk sending out a car with 3 wheels attached, they must pay, and in a way that they won’t do it again. Either an hefty fine, or a constructors’ points deduction: like, say, 10% of their points tally so far.

        BTW: is that sooooooooo complicated to have a captor in the wheel-axis that would have to be on, so that 1st gear can be engaged ? I mean my 1997 road car warns me when my safety belt isn’t plugged. Just 4 captors and electronics: 1st gear only possible when 4 captors are at logical 1.

  5. Vettel kept his cool all through the race, even when under heavy and good pressure from Kimi and Grosjean and the tactics from Lotus. Sad to see Mercedes back to the tyre problems, but explainable with the high temperature. Terrible with the tyre accident, but hopefully the cameraman will recover fully. Also lucky that the pilot-less Marrusia didn’t cross the track when traffic was there.

  6. Pretty pedestrian strategy by Force India. Seems like the change in tyres has cost them valuable positons. The race on the other hand was nail biting, would have been happier if kimi would have won nevertheless Vettel deserved the win.

  7. Firstly, congratulations to the winner! Thoroughly well deserved win and managing the KERS issue in the middle for a while.

    For the first time though, I found myself rooting for Romain and was disliking the fact the Seb is somehow managing to keep him behind at the start and then Kimi was let through. I wish he keeps up with such performances and a the maiden win isn’t far away from him.

    The rest was pretty normal apart from the cameraman scare that we all had!

    On a different note, why does FOM have such idiotic interviewers on the podium. He was asking rubbish questions and wanted Seb to speak only in German later on. Thankfully, Seb spoke in English knowing that not everybody understands German around the world.

    Lastly, the SkyPad seems like a waste of time, money and energy. They had nothing logical to analyse.

    1. @neelv27

      wanted Seb to speak only in German later on

      I think that’s entirely fair and correct. He’s a German driver, he’s won his home race in front of several hundred thousand German fans, he should be allowed to address them in his own tongue.

      If it bothers the TV audience that much FOM can get a translator in to do subtitles.

      1. Agree with @neelv27, even if I do understand the German language. I watched it on RTL and got the German translator over Sebastians english comments. I think Sebastian is right – F1 is an international sport and he is also sending a well needed signal to his German fans and the German viewers on RTL, that F1 isn’t a national competition. And trust me, when I say that RTL needs a lesson regarding this as they are so preoccupied with any German driver or German Team Employee. Niki Lauda is mostly predicting a German driver to win the race and the other German drivers to perform unrealistically well just to keep the hopes high among the German viewers. I like Germany, prefer BMW (cant afford Porsche yet) and my workshop manuals in German, but F1 is not a national sport. After the ceremony RTL typically do an interview with Vettel, and here he speaks German. For the international audience English should be the preferred language.

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