Tag Archive: German GP

Jul 17

Raikkonen fit for German GP

Kimi Raikkonen will contest this weekend’s German grand prix.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (3) After bruising his ankle and knee with a 47G impact at the start of the British grand prix, the Finn sat out Ferrari’s post-race Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Marquez maintains his momentum with stunning Sachsenring victory

Round 9: German Grand Prix – Race
                        
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - German MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez heads to the summer break with a perfect win record after mastering mixed track conditions at Sachsenring to claim his ninth victory of the 2014 MotoGP season.

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Jul 05

Tyre crisis deepens as drivers threaten boycott

The GPDA said it believes the entire problem has been “avoidable”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (8)F1′s tyre-gate saga has taken another dramatic twist, as drivers formally threaten to boycott the German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Schumacher will not attend German GP

Michael Schumacher will not attend the German grand prix this weekend.

2011-07-21 - Michael Schumacher (2)After retiring from F1 for the second and final time at the end of last year, the seven time world champion was tipped to at least attend this weekend’s Nurburgring race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Nurburgring not giving up on 2013 German GP

The Nurburgring has not given up on hosting this July’s German grand prix.

Nürburgring - photo Getty Images Red Bull2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Nurburgring CircuitAmid the circuit’s financial troubles, F1 chief executive was quoted on Sunday in the German press: “We do not accept it (the Nurburgring’s proposal) as financially feasible and therefore end the negotiations”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Ecclestone doing his ‘best’ to save German GP

Bernie Ecclestone has not given up on F1′s scheduled return to the Nurburgring in 2013.

Flagworld - F12012-06-10_0439The financially-embattled venue is scheduled to host the July race, but it is also possible Hockenheim could step in at the last minute. “I am doing my best to make sure we do not lose formula one in Germany,” Ecclestone, 82, is quoted by the Allgemeine Zeitung. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

2013 German GP location decision due

A decision about where next year’s German grand prix will take place is imminent, according to the SID news agency.

Nurburgring logoHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergThe Nurburgring is provisionally scheduled to host the country’s 2013 race, but amid the venue’s well-documented financial problems, it is possible Hockenheim will be asked to step in as a replacement. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Nurburgring cannot afford Ecclestone’s fee – official

A Nurburgring official has admitted the German circuit cannot afford to host formula one next year.

GP3 - Nürburgring2012-06-07_0277As per the existing German GP alternating scheme with Hockenheim, the Nurburgring was due to return to the sport’s calendar in 2013.

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Jul 19

Good form will ‘ensure’ Ferrari future – Massa

Felipe Massa is confident he just needs to keep up his improved form to “ensure” a new contract for 2013

2012-06-08_0296Michel DansereauIn a pre-German grand prix statement posted on Ferrari’s official website, the Brazilian denied that Mark Webber’s decision to stay at Red Bull next year is a weight off his mind. “The only thing that is important for me is that I keep performing in the same way I did in Silverstone,” the 31-year-old is quoted as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

New wheel nut caused Massa pitstop problem

A new wheel nut design was the cause of Felipe Massa’s pitstop problem that cost the Brazilian fourth place at the recent German grand prix

2011-06-26 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Spain - Felipe Massa 042011-07-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Britain - Felipe Massa 2Massa entered the pits ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel but a delay cost him the place to the world championship-leading German. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Hamilton wins German GP (+result)

Lewis Hamilton defied early weekend predictions to emerge victorious from a hard-fought German GP at the Nurburgring

2011-06-11_0198NurburgringLewis Hamilton prevailed in a frenetic three-way fight for victory in the German Grand Prix, as world championship leader Sebastian Vettel could only finish fifth on the road at the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Pedrosa victorious with new lap record on harder slicks

Round 9: German GP – Race

MotoGP - Germany - Repsol Honda Team - Dani PedrosaMotoGP - Germany - Repsol Honda Team - Dani Pedrosa podiumRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa took a close-fought victory in Germany today from second grid, setting a new lap record and a new total race time record to open an eventual winning margin of 1.477seconds.

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Jul 15

Simoncelli leads the field on opening day in Germany‏

Round 9: German GP – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Germany - San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliMotoGP - Germany - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge LorenzoAfter the opening two free practice sessions of the German Grand Prix, it is San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli who sits at the top of the timesheets just 0.095seconds ahead of Jorge Lorenzo as the pair traded the top spot for much of the afternoon’s 45 minutes of track time. Simoncelli recorded his best time on his final lap of the session using the softer front and rear slicks.

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Sep 09

Ferrari issued radio message to ‘motivate’ Massa

Alonso puts Contador cycling team plans on ice

2010-09-02 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipa Massa2Ferrari argued on Wednesday that Felipe Massa decided to let Fernando Alonso pass him for the race lead at Hockenheim because the Brazilian was angry. As was rumoured before the World Motor Sport Council’s disciplinary sitting in Paris, the Maranello based team rejected the charge that it imposed an illegal team order that deprived Massa of the German GP victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

German GP ticket sales ‘flattened’ after Schumacher hype

61,000 tickets have been purchased so far

HockenheimDemand for tickets for the German grand prix subsided along with the hype about Michael Schumacher’s return. Hockenheim chief Georg Seiler told Welt newspaper that the announcement of the seven time world champion’s return to formula one led to a surge in demand for tickets. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

No sell-out for German GP at Hockenheim

Heavy rain on way for Hockenheim GP weekend

HockenheimHockenheim is expecting a race-day crowd of 65,000 for Sunday’s German grand prix. In 2010, with F1 featuring six German drivers including the returning Michael Schumacher, the capacity of the track is 75,000. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

No German GP sellout yet despite Schu factor

In 2008, 62,000 spectators attended the Hockenheim race.

HockenheimJuly’s German grand prix is not yet sold out, despite the Hockenheim race being held for the first time in two years. Moreover, Michael Schumacher has made his return from three years of retirement, while there are five other German drivers on the 2010 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Still no clarity on 2010 Hockenheim GP

“We will have found a way in eight to ten days”

Yet another opportunity for the future of Hockenheim’s formula one race to be clarified has passed. The state premier Gunther Oettinger recently explained that the government factions would have a decision about funds for the track, scheduled to host the German GP next year, by 29 September (Tuesday). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Hockenheim to host German GP next July (updated)

“The uncertainty is over”

After a long period of uncertainty, Germany will continue to be represented on the formula one calendar. With the Nurburgring not wanting to step in and host the country’s event every season, it was feared that Hockenheim’s reluctance to absorb annual losses could result in Germany not appearing on the 2010 schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Nurburgring not available for 2010 German GP

“Definitely we are not available for next year, we are planning only for 2011″

Nurburgring boss Walter Kafitz has once again ruled out stepping in to replace Hockenheim should the latter German venue drop off the 2010 formula one calendar.

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