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Formula One - German Grand Prix Preview

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DATE: Sunday, July 20
SITE: Hockenheimring (1932) -- Hockenheim, Germany
TRACK: 4.574 km (2.842 miles), 17-turn road course
CAPACITY: 100,000+
ANNUAL: 61st
TELEVISION: CNBC
START TIME: 8 a.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, July 19/8 a.m. ET (TV: CNBC)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Sebastian Vettel
RUNNER-UP: Kimi Raikkonen
POLE WINNER: Lewis Hamilton (finished 5)
LAPS: 67
MILES: 190.4 (306.458 km)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Michael Schumacher, 2004 (1 min., 13.306 secs.)
RACE RECORD: Ralf Schumacher, 2001 (1 hr., 18 mins., 17.873 secs.)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Sebastian Vettel26Jenson Button9
2Kimi Raikkonen47Mark Webber3
3Romain Grosjean58Sergio Perez13
4Fernando Alonso89Nico Rosberg11
5Lewis Hamilton110Nico Hulkenberg10
2013 German Grand Prix Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 182.896 kph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 41 mins., 14.711 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.008 secs.
CARS ON FINAL LAP: 15
FASTEST LAP: Fernando Alonso, 1:33.468, Lap 51
POLE WINNER: Lewis Hamilton (1:29.398)
Past German Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Sebastian Vettel (2) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 182.896 kph/1:41:14.711
2012 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- Ferrari -- 201.843 kph/1:31:05.862
2011 -- Lewis Hamilton (2) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 189.910 kph/1:37:30.334
2010 -- Fernando Alonso (2) - Ferrari - 209.788 kph/1:27:38.684
2009 -- Mark Webber (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 191.598 kph/1:36:43.310
2008 -- Lewis Hamilton (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 201.290 kph/1:31:20.874
2007 -- Not Held
2006 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 209.277 kph/1:27.51.693
2005 -- Fernando Alonso (3) -- Renault -- 212.629 kph/1:26:28.599
2004 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 215.852 kph/1:23:54.848
2003 -- Juan Montoya (1) -- Williams -- 1:28:48.769
2002 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:27:52.078
2001 -- Ralf Schumacher (2) -- Williams-BMW -- 1:18:17.873
2000 -- Rubens Barrichello (18) -- Ferrari -- 1:25:34.418
1999 -- Eddie Irvine (5) -- Ferrari -- 1:21:58.594
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 1:20:47.984
1997 -- Gerhard Berger (1) -- Benetton-Renault -- 1:20:59.046
1996 -- Damon Hill (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:21:43.417
1995 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Benetton-Renault -- 1:22:56.043
1994 -- Gerhard Berger (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:22:37.272
1993 -- Alain Prost (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:18:40.885
1992 -- Nigel Mansell (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:18:22.032
1991 -- Nigel Mansell (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:19.661
1990 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:20:47.164
1989 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:21:43.302
1988 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:32:54.188
1987 -- Nelson Piquet (4) -- Williams-Honda -- 1:21:25.091
1986 -- Nelson Piquet (5) -- Williams-Honda -- 1:22:08.263
1985 -- Michele Alboreto (8) -- Ferrari -- 1:35:31.337
1984 -- Alain Prost (1) -- McLaren-TAG -- 1:24:43.210
1983 -- Rene Arnoux (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:27:10.319
1982 -- Patrick Tambay (5) -- Ferrari -- 1:27:25.178
1981 -- Nelson Piquet (6) -- Brabham-Ford -- 1:25:55.60
1980 -- Jacques Laffite (5) -- Ligier-Ford -- 1:22:59.73
1979 -- Alan Jones (2) -- Williams-Ford -- 1:24:48.83
1978 -- Mario Andretti (1) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:28:00.90
1977 -- Niki Lauda (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:31:48.62
1976 -- James Hunt (1) -- McLaren-Ford -- 1:41:42.7
1975 -- Carlos Reutemann (10) -- Brabham-Ford -- 1:41:14.1
1974 -- Clay Regazzoni (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:41:35.0
1973 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell-Ford -- 1:42:03.0
1972 -- Jacky Ickx (1) -- Ferrari) -- 1:42:12.3
1971 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell-Ford -- 1:29:15.7
1970 -- Jochen Rindt (2) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:42:00.3
1969 -- Jacky Ickx (1) -- Brabham-Ford -- 1:49:55.4
1968 -- Jackie Stewart (6) -- Matra-Ford -- 2:19:03.2
1967 -- Dennis Hulme (2) -- Brabham-Repco -- 2:05:55.7
1966 -- Jack Brabham (5) -- Brabham-Repco -- 2:27:03.0
1965 -- Jim Clark (1) -- Lotus-Climax -- 2:07:52.4
1964 -- John Surtees (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:12:04.8
1963 -- John Surtees (2) -- Ferrari -- 2:13:06.8
1962 -- Graham Hill (2) -- BRM -- 2:38:45.3
1961 -- Stirling Moss (3) -- Lotus-Climax -- 2:18:12.4
1960 -- Not Held
1959 -- Tony Brooks (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:09:31.6
1958 -- Tony Brooks (2) -- Vanwall -- 2:21:15.0
1957 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Maserati -- 3:30:38.3
1956 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Ferrari -- 3:38:43.7
1955 -- Not Held
1954 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Mercedes -- 3:45:45.8
1953 -- Nino Farina (3) -- Ferrari -- 3:02:25.0
1952 -- Alberto Ascari (1) -- Ferrari -- 3:06:13.3
1951 -- Alberto Ascari (1) -- Ferrari -- 3:23:03.3
Past German Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 5
2012 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2011 -- Mark Webber -- 3
2010 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 3
2009 -- Mark Webber -- 1
2008 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 1
2007 -- Not Held
2006 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 3
2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 20
2004 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2003 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 1
2002 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2001 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 14
2000 -- David Coulthard -- 3
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 13
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 1
1997 -- Gerhard Berger -- 1
1996 -- Damon Hill -- 1
1995 -- Damon Hill -- 22
1994 -- Gerhard Berger -- 1
1993 -- Alain Prost -- 1
1992 -- Nigel Mansell -- 1
1991 -- Nigel Mansell -- 1
1990 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1989 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1988 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1987 -- Nigel Mansell -- 12
1986 -- Nelson Piquet -- 2
1985 -- Keke Rosberg -- 5
1984 -- Alain Prost -- 1
1983 -- Patrick Tambay -- 22
1982 -- Didier Pironi -- DNS (practice accident)
1981 -- Alain Prost -- 2
1980 -- Alan Jones -- 3
1979 -- Jean-Pierre Jabouille -- 19
1978 -- Mario Andretti -- 1
1977 -- Jody Scheckter -- 2
1976 -- James Hunt -- 1
1975 -- Niki Lauda -- 3
1974 -- Niki Lauda -- 25
1973 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
1972 -- Jacky Ickx -- 1
1971 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
1970 -- Jacky Ickx -- 2
1969 -- Jacky Ickx -- 1
1968 -- Jacky Ickx -- 4
1967 -- Jim Clark -- 19
1966 -- Jim Clark -- 10
1965 -- Jim Clark -- 1
1964 -- John Surtees -- 1
1963 -- Jim Clark -- 2
1962 -- Dan Gurney -- 3
1961 -- Phil Hill -- 3
1960 -- Not Held
1959 -- Tony Brooks -- 1
1958 -- Mike Hawthorn -- 12
1957 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1956 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1955 -- Not Held
1954 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1953 -- Alberto Ascari -- 8
1952 -- Alberto Ascari -- 1
1951 -- Alberto Ascari -- 1
Last Race Results
RACE: British Grand Prix (July 6)
SITE: Silverstone Circuit -- Silverstone, England
LAPS: 52
MILES: 190.262 (306.198 km)
WINNER: Lewis Hamilton
RUNNER-UP: Valtteri Bottas
THIRD: Daniel Ricciardo
FOURTH: Jenson Button
FIFTH: Sebastian Vettel
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (retired after 28 laps due to gearbox problem)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 26 mins., 52.094 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 30.135 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 125.090 kph
German Grand Prix Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1 *Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)Red Bull Racing-Renault
3Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)Red Bull Racing-Renault
4Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
6Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)Mercedes
7Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)Ferrari
8Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)Lotus-Renault
9Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden)Caterham-Renault
10Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan)Caterham-Renault
11Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)Force India-Mercedes
13Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)Lotus-Renault
14Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)Ferrari
17Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
19Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Williams-Mercedes
20Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark)McLaren-Mercedes
21Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)Sauber-Ferrari
22Jenson Button (Frome, England)McLaren-Mercedes
25Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)Toro Rosso-Renault
26Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia)Toro Rosso-Renault
27Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)Force India-Mercedes
44Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)Mercedes
77Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)Williams-Mercedes
99Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)Sauber-Ferrari
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Sebastian Vettel---------82345Won
Kimi RaikkonenRet3---6Ret------32
Fernando AlonsoWon5---117Won2Won4
Lewis Hamilton---------Won184WonRet5
Jenson Button34---1755Ret26
Nico Rosberg---Ret---10487109
Daniel Ricciardo------------------191312
Valtteri Bottas------------------------16
Felipe Massa82---332512Ret
 
Mover of the Week
Valtteri Bottas - started 14 and finished 2
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Nico Rosberg
Last Week's Pick to Win (Nico Rosberg) - retired after 28 laps
 
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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