There’s no doubt about it, it has been a rough last couple of weeks in Germany. Multiple terror attacks have occurred in the country, as everyone is wanting to get have a good distraction away from that. That’s where this weekend’s Formula 1 return to Hockenheim could give Germans something to cheer about.
Last year, there was no German Grand Prix as the race was left off the schedule. But, the logistics have since been worked out and the series will be back this weekend. With that being said, can the two German drivers Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg give their home fans even more to cheer about this weekend?
The last two German Grand Prix’s have been won by these two drivers, as German fans have left happy the last two times F1 have raced in their country. Vettel won in 2013 while Rosberg crossed the finish line first in 2014.
Can one of them do it again in 2016?
Right now, it appears Lewis Hamilton has to be the favorite, as he’s won the last three F1 races and five of the last six. But, Hamilton hasn’t won in Germany since 2011, so he’s vulnerable this weekend.
Rosberg on the other hand does have some good success in Germany, but he’s struggled as of late. After winning the last three races of 2015 and the first four in 2016, Rosberg has just one victory since.
In fact, he has just three podiums in his last seven starts on the season.
Vettel, has struggled even worse. He hasn’t won in 18 races and has just five podiums this season. Furthermore, he has just one top five in his last three starts.
So, can Rosberg or Vettel get out of their respective slumps and give the home fans something to cheer about on Sunday?