22 July 2018 • 1:41pm Race begins at 2.10pm BST Sebastian Vettel starts on pole, Valtteri Bottas second Lewis Hamilton starts from 14th after problems in qualifying Auto update On Off 1:41PM Charles Leclerc hoping for rain... Race start at 15h10 CET today. pic.twitter.com/paE6E23XTP— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) July 22, 2018 1:40PM Is the Ferrari power unit now the best on the grid? Calculations show that they have the edge over Mercedes on the straights at Hockenheim and it was probably the case at Silverstone as well. Estimates put the advantage around a few tenths of a second, which is fairly significant. Where has it come from? Some smart process in their battery apparently. This has also helped the Ferrari-powered Sauber and Haas cars, too. 1:38PM Big news coming into this weekend was that Lewis Hamilton signed another two-year contract with Mercedes... ...taking him until the end of 2020. Is … [Read more...] about F1 live: German Grand Prix 2018
German grand prix 2018
What is it? The 2018 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, which returns to the Formula One calendar for the first time since 2016. It's the eleventh round of the season. Whether it will remain on the calendar is another issue. It's the first race since F1's first ever triple-header and is the fifth race in a six-week period before the traditional summer break in August, ending with Hungary next week. When is it? The race takes place today, so Sunday July 22. What time does it start? The race begins at the new-for-2018 time of 2.10pm BST. What TV channel is it on? As ever, all the coverage is screened live on Sky Sports F1. Channel 4 also have highlights from Hockenheim. Today's race program begins at 12.30pm on Sky with On The Grid coverage from 1.30pm. Sky's usual suspects will be there for all the build-up and analysis over the course of the weekend: Damon Hill, Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert, David Croft among others. Plus you can … [Read more...] about German Grand Prix 2018: What time does the race start, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
21 July 2018 • 1:25pm Qualifying at Hockenheim begins at 2pm BST Charles Leclerc fastest in rain-hit final practice, with only nine drivers setting a timed lap Sebastian Vettel leads Lewis Hamilton by eight points in the championship Auto update On Off 1:25PM The track today - the Hockenheimring It was extensively remodeled in early 2000s and much of the old character was lost. It used to be long straights and chicanes into the forest - and a real engine breaker of a track - before the tight stadium section, taken on very little downforce. The current circuit is a much better track for racing and spectactors, though, in truth. But there was something iconic about the old track. 1:20PM More on Lewis Hamilton's two-year contract at Mercedes Lewis Hamilton's long-running contract saga is over after Mercedes confirmed the British driver has finally agreed a new deal. Although Mercedes did not reveal specifics of Hamilton's … [Read more...] about F1 live: German Grand Prix 2018 qualifying
Sport by Press Association July 20, 2018, 4:04 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Max Verstappen edged out Lewis Hamilton in second practice as Red Bull completed a practice double for the German Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo topped the time sheets in the opening running at Hockenheim before team-mate Verstappen led the way later in the day. Verstappen posted a best effort of one minute and 13:085 seconds to beat Hamilton to the top spot by a little less than three hundredths of a second. Valtteri Bottas, who earlier on Friday followed Hamilton in extending his stay at Mercedes, finished third. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel, eight points ahead of Hamilton in the standings, was fourth, a quarter of a second down on Verstappen. His Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen placed fifth. Red Bull’s pace in practice suggests they should be in a position to challenge Mercedes and Ferrari in Germany this weekend, but their running … [Read more...] about Max Verstappen outpaces Lewis Hamilton in German Grand Prix second practice
Sport by Press Association July 18, 2018, 12:48 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Lewis Hamilton heads to Hockenheim for this week’s German Grand Prix eight points adrift of title rival Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari driver Vettel won last time out at Silverstone, while Hamilton recovered from last to finish second at his home race. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the key talking points ahead of the 11th round of the Formula One World Championship. How will Hamilton react in Germany? Hamilton turned in a remarkable fightback from last to second at the British Grand Prix, but his comeback display was tainted by accusations of Ferrari cheating. Kimi Raikkonen bumped Hamilton off on the opening lap, and the Brit was left seething. “Interesting tactics from their (Ferrari) side”, Hamilton mused as he appeared to point at foul play by Ferrari. Raikkonen’s wife Minttu then got involved, suggesting Hamilton … [Read more...] about 5 talking points ahead of the German Grand Prix