Formula One - German Grand Prix Preview

The Sports NetworkJuly 16, 2014 

Date: Sunday, July 20

Start Time: 8 a.m. ET

Site: Hockenheimring (1932) -- Hockenheim, Germany

Track: 4.574 km (2.842 miles), 17-turn road course

Laps: 67

Miles: 190.4 (306.458 km)

Capacity: 100,000+

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 61st

On TV: CNBC

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Race record: Ralf Schumacher, 2001 (1 hr., 18 mins., 17.873 secs.)

Qualifying record: Michael Schumacher, 2004 (1 min., 13.306 secs.)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Sebastian Vettel

Runner up: Kimi Raikkonen

Pole winner: Lewis Hamilton (1:29.398)

Top 10:

1. Sebastian Vettel (Start: 2)

2. Kimi Raikkonen (4)

3. Romain Grosjean (5)

4. Fernando Alonso (8)

5. Lewis Hamilton (1)

6. Jenson Button (9)

7. Mark Webber (3)

8. Sergio Perez (13)

9. Nico Rosberg (11)

10. Nico Hulkenberg (10)

Average speed: 182.896 kph

Time of race: 1 hr., 41 mins., 14.711 secs.

Margin of victory: 1.008 secs.

Caution flags:

Lead changes:

Past winners

2013 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 182.896 kph/1:41:14.711

2012 Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 201.843 kph/1:31:05.862

2011 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, 189.910 kph/1:37:30.334

2010 Fernando Alonso, , ernando Alonso (2) - Ferrari - 209.788 kph/1:27:38.684

2009 Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault, 191.598 kph/1:36:43.310

2008 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, 201.290 kph/1:31:20.874

2007 , , ot Held

2006 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 209.277 kph/1:27.51.693

2005 Fernando Alonso, Renault, 212.629 kph/1:26:28.599

2004 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 215.852 kph/1:23:54.848

2003 Juan Montoya, Williams, 1:28:48.769

2002 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:27:52.078

2001 Ralf Schumacher, Williams-BMW, 1:18:17.873

2000 Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 1:25:34.418

1999 Eddie Irvine, Ferrari, 1:21:58.594

1998 Mika Hakkinen, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:20:47.984

1997 Gerhard Berger, Benetton-Renault, 1:20:59.046

1996 Damon Hill, Williams-Renault, 1:21:43.417

1995 Michael Schumacher, Benetton-Renault, 1:22:56.043

1994 Gerhard Berger, Ferrari, 1:22:37.272

1993 Alain Prost, Williams-Renault, 1:18:40.885

1992 Nigel Mansell, Williams-Renault, 1:18:22.032

1991 Nigel Mansell, Williams-Renault, 1:19.661

1990 Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda, 1:20:47.164

1989 Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda, 1:21:43.302

1988 Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda, 1:32:54.188

1987 Nelson Piquet, Williams-Honda, 1:21:25.091

1986 Nelson Piquet, Williams-Honda, 1:22:08.263

1985 Michele Alboreto, Ferrari, 1:35:31.337

1984 Alain Prost, McLaren-TAG, 1:24:43.210

1983 Rene Arnoux, Ferrari, 1:27:10.319

1982 Patrick Tambay, Ferrari, 1:27:25.178

1981 Nelson Piquet, Brabham-Ford, 1:25:55.60

1980 Jacques Laffite, Ligier-Ford, 1:22:59.73

1979 Alan Jones, Williams-Ford, 1:24:48.83

1978 Mario Andretti, Lotus-Ford, 1:28:00.90

1977 Niki Lauda, Ferrari, 1:31:48.62

1976 James Hunt, McLaren-Ford, 1:41:42.7

1975 Carlos Reutemann, Brabham-Ford, 1:41:14.1

1974 Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari, 1:41:35.0

1973 Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell-Ford, 1:42:03.0

1972 Jacky Ickx, Ferrari), 1:42:12.3

1971 Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell-Ford, 1:29:15.7

1970 Jochen Rindt, Lotus-Ford, 1:42:00.3

1969 Jacky Ickx, Brabham-Ford, 1:49:55.4

1968 Jackie Stewart, Matra-Ford, 2:19:03.2

1967 Dennis Hulme, Brabham-Repco, 2:05:55.7

1966 Jack Brabham, Brabham-Repco, 2:27:03.0

1965 Jim Clark, Lotus-Climax, 2:07:52.4

1964 John Surtees, Ferrari, 2:12:04.8

1963 John Surtees, Ferrari, 2:13:06.8

1962 Graham Hill, BRM, 2:38:45.3

1961 Stirling Moss, Lotus-Climax, 2:18:12.4

1960 , , ot Held

1959 Tony Brooks, Ferrari, 2:09:31.6

1958 Tony Brooks, Vanwall, 2:21:15.0

1957 Juan Manuel Fangio, Maserati, 3:30:38.3

1956 Juan Manuel Fangio, Ferrari, 3:38:43.7

1955 , , ot Held

1954 Juan Manuel Fangio, Mercedes, 3:45:45.8

1953 Nino Farina, Ferrari, 3:02:25.0

1952 Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, 3:06:13.3

1951 Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, 3:23:03.3

Last race

Race: British Grand Prix (July 6)

Site: Silverstone Circuit -- Silverstone, England

Miles: 190.262 (306.198 km)

Laps: 52

Finish line order: Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel

Time of Race: 2 hrs., 26 mins., 52.094 secs.

Average speed: 125.090 kph

Margin of victory: 30.135 secs.

Caution flags:

Lead changes:

Lap leaders:

Entry list

#1 * Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ) Red Bull Racing-Renault

#3 Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia) Red Bull Racing-Renault

#4 Jules Bianchi (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari

#6 Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany) Mercedes

#7 Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland) Ferrari

#8 Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland) Lotus-Renault

#9 Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden) Caterham-Renault

#10 Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan) Caterham-Renault

#11 Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico) Force India-Mercedes

#13 Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela) Lotus-Renault

#14 Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain) Ferrari

#17 Jules Bianchi (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari

#19 Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Williams-Mercedes

#20 Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark) McLaren-Mercedes

#21 Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico Sauber-Ferrari

#22 Jenson Button (Frome, England) McLaren-Mercedes

#25 Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France) Toro Rosso-Renault

#26 Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia) Toro Rosso-Renault

#27 Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany) Force India-Mercedes

#44 Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England) Mercedes

#77 Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland) Williams-Mercedes

#99 Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany) Sauber-Ferrari

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Sebastian Vettel 8 2 3 4 5 Won
Kimi Raikkonen Ret 3 6 Ret 3 2
Fernando Alonso Won 5 11 7 Won 2 Won 4
Lewis Hamilton Won 18 4 Won Ret 5
Jenson Button 3 4 17 5 5 Ret 2 6
Nico Rosberg Ret 10 4 8 7 10 9
Daniel Ricciardo 19 13 12
Valtteri Bottas 16
Felipe Massa 8 2 3 3 2 5 12 Ret

Notes

The German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring is the 10th round on the 2014 Formula One calendar.

There have been 60 previous F1-sanctioned German GPs. This will be the 34th time the race has been run at Hockenheim. Two other circuits have hosted the grand prix. The Nurburging has staged the race 26 times (1951-54, 1956-58, 1961-69, 1971-76, 1985 and in alternate years from 2009 onwards). The only other venue for this race was Berlin's AVUS circuit, which hosted a single grand prix in 1959.

Hockenheim made its Formula One calendar debut on August 2, 1970. The race had been switched to the Baden-Wurttemberg circuit due to safety concerns about the Nurburging. Jochen Rindt scored the victory in that race, his final F1 win before his tragic death five weeks later in a practice crash for the Italian Grand Prix.

When Niki Lauda's crash at the Nurburging brought to an end the Nordschleife's time as a German Grand Prix venue, Hockenheim took over, hosting the race from 1977-1984 and then in an unbroken run from 1986 until 2006.

No German GP was held in 2007. When the German GP returned in 2008, Hockenheim staged the first race of an event-sharing agreement with the Nurburgring.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most German GP victories with four, all of them occurring at Hockenheim (1995 for Benetton and in 2002, 2004 and 2006 for Ferrari).

Fernando Alonso from Ferrari leads all active drivers with three wins in the German GP (2005, '10 and '12). Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes is the only other active driver with multiple victories in this event (2008 and '11).

Four German drivers are competing in this weekend's race: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India and Adrian Sutil (Sauber). Vettel, the four-time and defending F1 world champion, won in his home country for the first time in 2013. Rosberg, the current world championship points leader, has finished no better than fourth in the German GP.

Ferrari leads all constructors with 22 wins in the German GP. Williams has the second most victories in this event with nine.

Round 11 in this year's F1 world championship is the July 27 Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary. Lewis Hamilton is the defending race winner.

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