German Grand Prix Formula One race report
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Monegasque bet on slicks at wet start pays for win
Stefano Coletti rolled the dice when a brief but fierce downpour just before this morning’s sprint race threw everyone’s race plans out the window: with the track still wet, the conservative choice was to start on wet tyres, but the Monegasque driver and the Williams tester Felipe Nasr were among the few drivers to take a gamble on slicks, one which paid well when the pair finished 1-2 ahead of McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne.
Kiwi on top again with great drive and alternate tyre strategy
Mitch Evans has claimed his second feature race victory in successive races with a spectacular drive in furnace-like conditions, putting in an amazing stint on soft tyres and holding on from intense pressure in the closing stages to win from McLaren tester Stoffel Vandoorne and Series leader Jolyon Palmer.
GP2 Series leader quickest in Germany
Series leader Jolyon Palmer has left only crumbs to his rivals in today’s GP2 Series qualifying session. The Briton set a blazing laptime of 1:23.383 in the early stages that would never be bettered. Stoffel Vandoorne and Stefano Coletti completed the top three.
“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”
Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1′s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension.
Pirelli will test a much lower-profile tyre during next week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.
F1′s official tyre supplier, whose public profile has been much lower in 2014 as drivers label its new approach as “conservative”, said the 18-inch tyre will “showcase the way that formula one could look in the near future”.