Teams and drivers are focused on the final race before the summer break, which will take place in Germany. Gary Lineker once said that at the end, the Germans always win, that is what I expect to see in the German Grand Prix, a German to celebrate a victory in his home race.
You still don’t know to whom I’m referring to? I’m talking about Nico Rosberg.
Nico Rosberg took the pole position in Hungary, but he finished second behind his team-mate and lost the leading position in the championship standings. Germany is a good place for Nico to start his counterattack and return on the top of the championship.
If Rosberg wins the German Grand Prix, he will become the first German who wins a back to back races on home soils.
Hockenheim Key stats
Circuit Length: 4.574 km
Total Length: 306.458 km
Fastest Lap: 1:13:780s (Kimi Raikkonen – 2004)
Tyre allocations: Medium, Soft, Supersoft
The pole positions have a significant role in Germany, six of the last ten races at Hockenheim have been won from pole position.
Ferrari must feel worried about Red Bull’s form in the last races but, Hockenheim is not Kimi Raikkonen’s favourite circuit, the Finn had five consecutive DNF’s in his first five races in Hockenheim.
It’s a home race for Pascal Wehrlein, the German driver made some comments about the upcoming race: “It’s my home Grand Prix – the one I’ve been most looking forward to. It will also be the busiest so far for me, so maybe after that a little break will be nice. I intend to enjoy it. Of course Germany will have a special significance as the first home race of my F1 career. First of many, I hope! Knowing a race track does have its advantages but, really, we push just as hard at every track we race at.”
I expect to see a battle between Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Ferrari for a place on the podium and an easy victory for Mercedes. Both Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are in a good form and it will be hard for Ferrari to beat them.
I think the Hockenheimring is actually a pretty fun track. I like entering the stadium section. Also, the fans are huge motorsport fans, which is always pretty awesome. There are some cool little towns around the track which offer some traditional German food and after my week in Austria, I can’t wait to enjoy my second round of Schnitzels.” Said Daniel Ricciardo.
My predictions for the race are: 1 – Nico Rosberg 2- Lewis Hamilton 3 – Max Verstappen
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