Vettel Crashes Opens Up Door For Hamilton, Mercedes To Steal German Grand Prix Top 2 Spots

Sunday’s German Grand Prix was set up for a Ferrari 1-2 finish. Sebastian Vettel started on the pole and quickly looked like the driver to beat for the race on his home circuit. Then, Kimi Raikkonen came on quickly and after short pitting on his first stop of the day, looked to be as good if not better than his German teammate. On Lap 26, Vettel pit for the first time and handed the lead to Valtteri Bottas. Three laps later, Bottas pit which gave the lead to Max Verstappen.…

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Predicting The Top 5 Finishers For Sunday’s Germany Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

The 2018 Formula One season has been wild enough already. Instead of one team dominating all the race wins, they’ve been spread out pretty equally among the “Big 3.” Heading into Sunday’s Emirates Grand Prix of Germany (9 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) Ferrari has won four times (all by Sebastian Vettel), Mercedes has three wins (all by Lewis Hamilton) and Red Bull has the other three trips to victory lane (2 by Daniel Ricciardo, 1 by Max Verstappen). After three practice sessions and qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s race,…

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Vettel Earns Huge Pole For German Grand Prix, Hamilton, Ricciardo To Start In The Back

I wrote earlier in the week how the five race stretch in Europe could make or break the 2018 Formula One championship. Through the first three weeks, no one stood out and separated themselves as legitimate favorites. In three consecutive races, we saw three different winners by three different teams. We also saw all of the main title contenders have their fair share of problems. That led to Sebastian Vettel to hold a narrow lead in the standings heading into his home race in Germany this weekend. 

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates German Grand Prix En Route to Dominating Win

The 2016 Formula One championship is now Lewis Hamilton’s to lose. The Mercedes driver looked like he would be a prime candidate for a second place finish this weekend as his teammate Nico Rosberg was quickest in both practice sessions on Friday then won the pole for today’s German Grand Prix. It looked like the race would be Rosberg’s to lose while Hamilton would likely come in second as he was second on the speed charts in all three sessions. But, two costly mistakes by Rosberg on Sunday handed Hamilton…

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Rosberg Grabs German Grand Prix Pole

Nico Rosberg only got one chance to get it right in Q3 for the German Grand Prix qualifying, and he didn’t disappoint. The first run for Rosberg in the third and final round was abandoned due to an electrical malfunction, so he only got three minutes to make up for it and take a run at the pole. Despite the tough circumstances, he was able to do it. Rosberg, turned a lap of 1:14.363-seconds in his No. 6 Mercedes en route to the thrilling pole on Saturday afternoon. It gives…

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Rosberg Leads Hamilton In Both Formula 1 Practices in Germany

Nico Rosberg appeared to find his groove back on Friday afternoon in German, as the Mercedes and home country driver led his teammate Lewis Hamilton in both Formula 1 practice sessions from the Hockenheim circuit today. Rosberg, bested Hamilton in the first session with a top lap of 1:15.517-seconds in his No. 6 Mercedes, then he backed that up with another strong showing in the second and final session of the day with a lap of 1:15.614-seconds. It is exactly what Rosberg needed to give him confidence that he can…

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Valtteri Bottas Hoping for Repeat Germany Performance This Weekend

After two very successful seasons the last two years, Valtteri Bottas has struggled a bit in 2016. Bottas, finished fourth in the Formula One drivers standings in 2014, and backed that up with a fifth place effort a year ago. The Finnish driver had two runner-up efforts, eight podiums and 21 top five finishes in those 38 races. But, in 11 races this season, Bottas has just one podium and only three top fives to his credit. He’s hoping that he can change that this weekend though, and be competitive with the…

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Ferrari Looking for Points at Germany for 29th Straight Year

Its been a long 18 races since a Ferrari last won a Formula One race. In fact, Ferrari drivers have won only three of the last 63 F1 races dating back to the early stages of the 2013 season. So, to say they’re going to be a contender in this weekend’s German Grand Prix, may be a bit of a stretch. It honestly appears that both Mercedes drivers are obviously going to be the ones to beat on Sunday. But, Ferrari is looking for points again. In fact, Germany may be the best country…

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