German Grand Prix

Get set for the German Grand Prix

Old rivalries

It’s nearly time for another exciting Grand Prix, and following on from his recent home triumph at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton is firmly back in the title race and will be looking for a win this weekend at the German Grand Prix, to keep him in the game.

German Grand Prix

Get set for the German Grand Prix!                                                                                                                                                           image credit

But he will be facing stiff competition as German hopes run high; after all, what could be better for a nation of German’s than to see a German win the GP, driving a German built car just a week after the German’s stormed to victory in Brazil?

This year’s race is being held at the Hockenheim circuit on Sunday 20th July at 2pm.

The last time Lewis took the podium at the German GP was back in 2011, and at the Hockenheimring it was 2008; can he keep a cool head and drive away in pole position, sealing his bid for the 2014 Drivers Championship? Lewis has got it all to do…

German Grand Prix

Can Hamilton take the trophy in front of the German crowd?                                                                                                              image credit

No stranger to pressure, Hamilton started the British Grand Prix 29 points behind title rival and teammate Nico Rosberg; his stunning victory along with Rosberg’s retirement from the race, means that he is back in the running with only four points currently standing between the two rivals.

Lewis started in pole position at last year’s German Grand Prix, held in Nürburgring, but only managed to finish 10th  let’s hope the Hertfordshire born Brit can up his game and steal victory from his German teammate…

 After a wash out at Wimbledon, an early exit from the world cup and a disappointing start to the Tour De France, we Brits need a win!

Current Driver Championship standings:

German Grand Prix

Rocking in Hockenheim

The German GP is one of the oldest Grand Prix’s; there have been 73 races held so far, since 1929.

German Grand Prix

The Hockenheimring circuit

First used as a Formula One circuit in 1970, Hockenheimring was 6.8km long with large straights running through forest. At 45 laps and with most of the action taking place away from the eager eyes of spectators, the track was redesigned and launched in time for the 2002 German GP.

Situated in the Rhine valley, the circuit is almost completely flat; it has a seating capacity of 120,000, is over 4.5km long and consists of 67 laps.

Circuit Name:    Hockenheimring
First Grand Prix:1970
Number of Laps:67
Circuit Length: 4.574 km
Race Distance:306.458 km
Lap Record:    1:13.78; Kimi Raikkonen (2004)

Schedule for the weekend:

Friday 18 July 2014

Practice 1             10:00am – 11:30am

Practice 2             2:00pm – 3:30pm

Saturday 19 July 2014

Practice 3             11:00am – 12:00pm

Qualifying            2:00pm

Sunday 20 July 2014

Race                     2:00pm

Rain or shine?

Sunday weather

Sunday looks set to be hot and humid, with highs of 30 degrees and the chance of a storm or two; might need to have those wet weather tyres on standby…

Tickets, should you wish to go, start at a mere £156 for a weekend pass. If you’re happy to splash the cash, head to Formula 1 for more information and to buy!

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