The German Grand Prix returned to the F1 calendar after a year absence providing race fans with plenty of action. Despite concerns there wouldn’t be a decent crowd, thousands made their way to the Hockenheimring to fill the grandstands and watch Lewis Hamilton claim another victory.
Straight from the red lights, the lead went to Hamilton with strong pace, strategy and a consistent drive that led him to win the German Grand Prix. He now goes into the summer break 19 points ahead in the championship.
Both Red Bulls showed great pace straight from the start and were able to battle well with the Mercedes. The team has shown good improvement which resulted in a fight-less race against the Ferraris as Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were off the pace.
Jenson Button had a great race making a very good start. He had to fuel save a lot during the race but still managed to collect a few points and battling with the Williams come home in P8.
Nico Hulkenberg drove a great race in his Force India to come home seventh in what was very crucial for Force India’s fight with Williams. Sergio Perez managed to steal the last world championship point in 10th position.
Nico Rosberg unfortunately didn’t have a great Sunday after a strong Saturday qualifying on pole. He lost places at the start and later had to take a five-second time penalty for forcing Max Verstappen off track and later losing time to fight for the podium.
Felipe Massa had a weekend to forget after being hit early on in the race by Jolyon Palmer and later struggling out on track.
Fernando Alonso was unable to score points after what looked like a promising weekend for the McLaren team.
The Ferraris just weren’t able to fight the Red Bulls and Mercedes as they both trailed behind and weren’t able to pull anything spectacular at Vettel’s home race. Red Bull have now overtaken Ferrari in the Constructors’ title.
Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat had yet another weekend to forget after a tough weekend for the young Russian following his demotion from Red Bull earlier in the year. He struggled with traction, whilst his teammate also struggled was still able to battle other cars, but both still finished away from the points.
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