Formula 1 2018 German Grand Prix

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2018-07-22
11
Hockenheimring
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Sebastian Vettel VET
Lewis Hamilton
lap 66 - 1:15.545
HAM

The 2018 German Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
Despite being on pole position in Germany, Sebastian Vettel could not convert this into a win.
Vettel was forced to retire in lap 51 due to: Accident.

The race in Germany was round 11 of 21 of the 2018 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 22 July 2018 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
rain
78.83°F
51%
6.1 mph
310°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 67 1:32:29.845 25
2 67 +4.535 18
3 67 +6.732 15
4 67 +7.654 12
5 67 +26.609 10
6 67 +28.871 8
7 67 +30.556 6
8 67 +31.750 4
9 67 +32.362 2
10 67 +34.197 1
11 67 +34.919 0
12 67 +43.069 0
13 67 +46.617 0
14 66 +1 Lap 0
15 66 +1 Lap 0
16 65 Retired 0
53 Engine 0
51 Accident 0
51 Engine 0
27 Engine 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.000
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.000
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
5 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +1.000
6 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +1.000
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +1.000
8 Carlos Sainz Renault +1.000
9 Charles Leclerc Sauber +1.000
10 Sergio Pérez Force India +1.000
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren +2.000
12 Sergey Sirotkin Williams +2.000
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +2.000
14 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +2.000
15 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +2.000
16 Esteban Ocon Force India +2.000
17 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +2.000
18 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +3.000
19 Lance Stroll Williams +3.000
20 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2018 German Grand Prix

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is an ongoing motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are competing in twenty-one Grands Prix for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championship titles.

Lewis Hamilton is defending his World Drivers' Championship, after winning his fourth championship title at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes, are the defending Constructors' Championship, having secured their fourth consecutive title at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. After one round, Sebastian Vettel leads Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship by seven points. Kimi Räikkonen is third, a further three points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari lead Mercedes by eighteen points, with Red Bull Racing third.

A revision of the sport's technical regulations means that a new cockpit protection device—commonly known as the "halo"—was introduced for the 2018 championship. The introduction of the halo in Formula One is the first stage of a planned roll-out that would see the device adopted in all FIA-sanctioned open-wheel racing series by 2020.


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Hamilton escaped with a reprimand after changing his mind and abandoning the pit entry and cutting across the grass and back onto the track.The FIA stewards explained that the penalty was a light one mainly because the incident happened under the safety car, and there was no danger to other drivers.In that respect, Whiting says it was not the same as an incident in Azerbaijan in ...

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The news means next year's calendar is expected to feature just 20 races, with Germany dropping out.Paddock sources have been suggesting for some weeks that it was becoming increasingly difficult to ensure that contracts for the Miami event would be signed off in time for 2019.It is apparent that F1 owners Liberty Media didn't want to put the race on the calendar with provisional ...

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Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon scored valuable points with seventh and eighth in Germany last weekend, moving the team ahead of Haas in fifth place in the constructors' table, although both teams have 59 points.However, a financial squeeze has slowed down the progress of new parts at Force India, and the team has not been able to improve its car at the rate it would like.Tthe strong ...

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Vettel was nine seconds clear at Hockenheim with 15 laps to go when he was caught out by the late-race rain and went off at the Sachskurve in the stadium section.That incident opened the door for Vettel's title rival Lewis Hamilton to take victory from 14th on the grid and move back into the world championship lead by 17 points.Verstappen insisted that in the conditions Vettel going ...

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Gasly followed fellow midfield runners Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso into the pits when rain began to fall at sections of the Hockenheim circuit on lap 44 of 67.But while his two rivals headed back out on intermediates, Gasly's STR13 was equipped with the blue-walled full wet Pirelli compound.The gamble did not work out, as Gasly struggled to remain on the mostly dry track ...

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Lewis HamiltonRating: 10Hamilton has to be given the benefit of the doubt for the hydraulic problem in qualifying that was caused by a known weakness in the system. In the race, he did what he needed to do to clear the midfield then, after the confusion led to him staying out, made no mistake in bringing it home. Yes, luck played a bit part, but in the weekend overall that went both ...

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Although the world champion was ultimately given a reprimand for aborting his entry into the pits on lap 52, radio communications with the pit wall revealed how Mercedes was mindful about the risk of a punishment while the race was still taking place.With Mercedes having already called off Hamilton's fight with teammate Valtteri Bottas and the Finn slowly dropping back, the team ...

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"Miracles do happen", race engineer Pete 'Bono' Bonnington told Lewis Hamilton over the radio after an unlikely German Grand Prix victory.Hamilton later said he'd prayed for it, which maybe explains what he was doing crouched down between the front-right wheel and sidepod of his stricken Mercedes with his head resting on it after stopping in qualifying with a hydraulics problem ...

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After the restart following the safety car period, Valtteri Bottas initially pushed leader Lewis Hamilton, until the team intervened on the radio and told the Finn to hold station to the chequered flag.Asked if the decision was a sign that the team now has a clear number one and two, Wolff was adamant that it is not the case."No, absolutely not," he said. "If it had been the other ...

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Force India’s strategic decision of not pitting under the late-race safety car paid off, allowing Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon to finish seventh and eighth respectively at Hockenheim.Haas driver Romain Grosjean actually finished ahead of Force Indias in sixth after overtaking both Perez and Ocon on fresher tyres, but with Grosjean’s teammate Kevin Magnussen classified outside the top ...

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If you missed any of the news or action from what could be Hockenheim’s last ever F1 race, here is your F1 Debrief from all that happened.HAMILTON’S EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER ...

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Hamilton was summoned for cutting across the grass from the pit entry and back onto the track when there was some confusion within the Mercedes team about whether he should pit or not.The stewards – including driver representative Mika Salo - gave Hamilton a reprimand rather than a more stringent penalty because the incident happened under a safety car, and there was no danger to ...

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Hamilton won the race on the road from 14th on the grid, aided by intermittent rain and a crash for Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who was the runaway race leader when he slid off into the barriers.Vettel's off triggered a safety car and, with the end of the lap approaching fast, Hamilton was given a series of conflicting instructions from his Mercedes pitwall in quick succession.As a ...

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Race leader Vettel slid into the barriers towards the end of lap 52 while a rain shower was hitting the Hockenheim circuit, the crash dealing a huge blow to his title challenge as championship rival Lewis Hamilton went on to win the race, having started 14th.Vettel said it was a small mistake with big consequences, but speaking in his role as a TV pundit for Sky Sports, Rosberg said ...

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The world championship leader cut across the pit entry back on to the track during the late-race safety car period on lap 52, amid a confusing situation about whether to stop again or not.His actions have now been reported to the stewards and, if he is found guilty of an offence, then he faces a time penalty that could drop him down the order.Although the FIA's race notes ahead of ...

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Lewis Hamilton had managed to haul his way to the front of the field ahead of his teammate at a late safety car period, which had been called out when race leader Sebastian Vettel crashed out in damp conditions.At the restart, Bottas briefly challenged Hamilton – but almost immediately Mercedes' strategy chief James Vowles instructed the Finn to hold position.Speaking about the ...

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The Ferrari Formula 1 driver appeared on course to extend his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton with a victory on home soil at Hockenheim, but he slid off the road and collided with the barriers in the stadium section at the end of lap 52 when a brief rain shower hit.Asked by TV crews how he could process such a disastrous outcome, Vettel said: “I was in the barrier, and I realise ...

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Vettel had led for the majority of the race from pole position, but slithered out of contention from the lead on lap 52 of the 67-lap race.The German hit his steering wheel in frustration at the mistake of crashing into the Turn 13 barriers. ...

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The Australian’s negotiations with Red Bull have dragged on for some months, but with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas now confirmed at Mercedes for 2019 his most likely alternative has gone. Christian Horner said in Hockenheim that he hopes to have the situation resolved soon, and Ricciardo agrees with his boss.“It's getting more realistic, I’d say,” he said when asked by Motor ...

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The decision was made simply to add more elements to the pool for the season at a race where the penalty would be relatively insignificant.Toro Rosso-Honda driver Gasly was only 16th on the provisional grid, and now drops to 20th behind teammate Brendon Hartley, Lance Stroll, Stoffel Vandoorne and Ricciardo.Honda explained: “Prior to today’s race, for tactical reasons, we are ...

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Vandoorne was the slowest qualifier at Hockenheim for this weekend’s German Grand Prix, following on form a a forgettable race last time out at Silverstone.While McLaren believes the data shows Vandoorne’s car is suffering from a loss of performance compared to Alonso’s, it has yet to find the specific cause of the problems.Alonso joked that Vandoorne will “always be a little bit ...

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Sainz is contracted to Red Bull but on loan at Renault for this season, and his future depends on what the energy drinks company does with Daniel Ricciardo - who has yet to commit to a new deal but now appears likely to stay alongside Max Verstappen in 2019.Renault has previously indicated it wants to retain Sainz, but is also reported to have interest in signing Esteban Ocon from ...

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The Dutchman, who qualified fourth for Sunday's German Grand Prix, said he also tried to take Turn 11, the right-hander into the stadium section flat, but in the end he had to make a tiny lift.When returning to the pits he told the team: “I gave it everything I had.” Verstappen’s feat shows just how much downforce is generated by the current F1 cars, and especially the Red Bull ...

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The Swiss outfit has made huge progress this season under team principal Fred Vasseur, helped by upgrades to its current-spec Ferrari power unit, and has regularly made the points in recent races.However, it still lies only ninth in the constructors’ table, on 16 points to the 70 of the current fourth-placed team, Renault.Picci, who also heads the Islero Investment company that owns ...

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Ferrari has shown impressive pace since its latest power unit upgrade was introduced in Canada, and the consistent good form of customer teams Haas and Sauber has provided further evidence of the step that has been made.The Scuderia's championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole in Germany, nearly three tenths ahead of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.“I’ve heard Christian [Horner ...

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Both Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin went off during Silverstone qualifying after suffering from the intermittent stall, which sometimes occurred when closing the DRS.Williams reverted to the old specification of floor and rear wing for the race and started from the pitlane, and is not running the version of the floor with the problematic fences at this weekend’s German Grand ...

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TRACK INTERVIEWS(Conducted by David Coulthard)Q: Sebastian, you’ve still got your helmet on but the people want to hear from you. Your 55th and I suspect one of your most enjoyable pole positions?Sebastian VETTEL: So I just said thanks to the fans. It was amazing to see so many red flags, Ferrari flags, so much support, German flags, all around the track. Yeah, I felt in Q1 that the ...

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After a day of speculation that Marchionne's successors would be appointed, a statement from Fiat confirmed that the Italian's health had deteriorated enough for immediate action to be taken.A statement said: "Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. communicates with profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr. Marchionne was recovering from ...

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Vandoorne, who is yet to outqualify Alonso in 2018, has been well off his teammate's pace in the past two grand prix weekends.The Belgian said his MCL33 was "undriveable" at Silverstone and endured his "worst Friday" at Hockenheim, before finishing dead last in the first segment of German Grand Prix qualifying.Alonso, who will line up 11th on the grid at Hockenheim, has now backed ...

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Although a heavy clout across the kerbs on the exit initially appeared to have caused the hydraulic issues that stopped him during Q1 to leave him 14th on the grid, the world champion suspected his steering had already lost power before that moment.Asked by Sky if the kerb strike had caused the problem, Hamilton said: "No, we use the kerb the same every lap. We got to the kerb and ...

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The Ferrari driver held pole position after the first runs in Q3, with all drivers on ultrasofts, but faced a challenge from the remaining Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas on the second runs.Bottas briefly claimed pole position with a lap of 1m11.416s, helped by a mighty run through the stadium section.But Vettel, who was faster in the first two sectors before losing a quarter of a second ...

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A long-time rival and former friend of Hamilton, Rosberg was the reigning champion's teammate at Mercedes between 2013 and 2016 before retiring from the sport.Hamilton is currently locked in a title battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and his title defence suffered a blow at Hockenheim as he was forced to pull over with a loss of hydraulic pressure at the end of the first ...

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Tom Garfinkel is also the vice-chairman, president and CEO of the Miami Dolphins, and also the Hard Rock Stadium that the NFL team uses.Both are owned by RSE Ventures boss Stephen Ross, as is South Florida Racing, a New York-based company which has been set up to run the Miami event.Garfinkel, who has a record for delivering big events, has clearly been identified by Ross as the man ...

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Only nine drivers set a laptime in FP3 after a period of over half an hour where no cars took to the circuit due to heavy rain.It was a Sauber 1-2 at the top of the timesheets as Marcus Ericsson set a lap 0.423s slower than his teammate.Sergey Sirotkin was third for Williams ahead of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari, followed by the two Toro Rossos and Nico Hulkenberg. The Renault driver ...

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Marchionne had been due to step down later this year, but medical issues caused by a recent shoulder operation appear to have fast-tracked moves by Fiat to sort matters out.A report by the respected Automotive News Europe website, citing sources familiar with the situation, said that the board had been called together on Saturday to discuss Marchionne's replacements.In terms of his ...

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