Formula One 2019 – German Grand Prix Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does qualifying begin for the German Grand Prix? Saturday 27th July, 14:00 (UK)

When does the race begin for the German Grand Prix? Sunday 28th July, 14:10 (UK)

What is the expected weather for the weekend? Sunny and 26-29c for race day with some cloud

What channel is the German Grand Prix on in the UK? Both the qualifying and race will be televised live on Sky Sports F1

Where can I stream the German Grand Prix in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the qualifying and race live on Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for the German Grand Prix? https://tickets.formula1.com/en/f1-3255-germany

Who won the 2018 German Grand Prix on? Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

FIVE KEY FACTORS

  • After a thrilling and dramatic British race, with plenty of battles and overtaking, the action moves to Hockenheim for the German GP. After Lewis Hamilton took a record sixth British GP victory, he will be determined to win again at Mercedes’ home race. With the attacking form he is displaying, few would bet against him in Germany
  • The German GP at Hockenheim is one of the most prestigious circuits on the calendar and is a fast track. The noise and the flares from fans in the stadium section is almost deafening at times, and the race always brings high drama as the championship fight heats up
  • The German GP is also the home race for Sebastian Vettel. At Silverstone, Vettel’s crash into Max Verstappen gave more ammunition to his critics, with his apparent inability to handle pressure questioned again. Last year in Germany, Vettel ended his race in the gravel, having led up to that point. It was a defining moment in the 2018 Championship. Vettel needs to bounce back in Hockenheim and deliver a strong performance.
  • After great battles and hard racing between Leclerc and Verstappen in Austria and Great Britain, expectations will be high for more of the same at the Hockenheimring. Both Red Bull and Ferrari should be evenly matched at this tight and fast circuit. These two drivers are the future superstars of F1 and the ones to watch in Germany.
  • Spectators at the Hockenheimring will be treated to the emotional sight of Mick Schumacher, currently racing in Formula 2, at the wheel of a Ferrari F2004, as driven by his legendary father, Michael, when he took his seventh F1 World Championship title in 2004.

THE PREDICTION

Hamilton is the bookies' favourite to win the German GP. He also has the advantage of Hockenheim being a Mercedes circuit and the Silver Arrows' home race. The circuit suits the characteristics of the car.

Hamilton is in astonishing form this season. In Silverstone, he secured his 80th career victory and his sixth at the British GP. It continues a remarkable period of domination and he has now won seven races this season. The prediction is for the domination to continue, and a win at Hockenheim for Hamilton.

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