Kimi Räikkönen remains in third position in the Drivers’ Championship with 116 points, but closes the gap from Fernando Alonso (123) to seven points.
Stefano Domenicali: "Looking ahead, now it is vital that we optimise the performance of our car, just as our rivals have managed to do..."
Jenson Button: “We didn’t put a foot wrong all weekend”
Nico Rosberg's P9 finish, coupled with 10 points for Lewis Hamilton, mean the team remains second in the Constructors' standings.
Three-consecutive Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel was determined to take the German Grand Prix win even under pressure from both of the Lotus drivers.
Bianchi was close to be replaced by de la Rosa for the German GP due to stomach upset,but the rookie Frenchman recovered sufficiently to duly qualify ahead of teammate Max Chilton on Saturday.
According to Kolner Express and Bild newspapers, Red Bull Ring owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, and track boss Jorg Linder, also are potential buyers of the embattled Nurburgring
Nico Hülkenberg opted not to do a timed lap in Q3 in order to save tyres and be free to choose his strategy for the start of the race tomorrow.
On qualifying for Williams team, Valtteri Bottas just missed out on Q2 by 0.012 seconds, with Pastor just behind after a very close first qualifying session.
Jenson Button: "...it was one of the best laps I’ve done in a very long time."
Daniel Ricciardo qualified in the same 6th position as he did in Silverstone, Jean-Eric Vergne start the German GP in 16th place position.
Today’s placings make for the team’s second best qualifying performance this season, after qualifying second and sixth for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Qualifying today started in warm conditions at the Nurburgring, with track temperature of 43 degrees centigrade and ambient temperatures of 25 degrees centigrade.
Sebastian Vettel: "We have put the car on the first row; it wasn’t quite enough for pole position, but we should have a good race from there tomorrow."
It is the first Mercedes-Benz pole position at the German Grand Prix since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 at the Nordschleife.
F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has warned drivers at the Nurburgring
Team suffered a KERS failure on Pastor Maldonado’s car
Sauber team was able to run through the whole programme in dry conditions and without any issues.
Sergio Perez: “Our best Friday for a couple of races.”
Laurent Mekies: "As far as our performance is concerned, we knew the track layout here would be less favourable to us than Silverstone."
Paul Di Resta: "Tyre-wise we’ve done a lot of running across the two compounds to give us enough data to understand the impact of the new rear tyres."
Teams tested the new Aramid (known as Kevlar) construction rear tyres that will be used this weekend.
Romain Grossjean ran with the Device in the morning to calibrate and evaluate with the current level of downforce. He ran with the slimline spec aero pack in the afternoon.
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa finished Friday practice for the German GP in 6th (1:31.056) and 7th (1:31.059) place position, respectively.
Sebastian Vettel about GPDA meeting: " the general agreement was that we’re happy Pirelli bought a new specification of tyre for this event and want to thank them for their flexibility and reaction times"
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton completed a total of 123 laps today, equivalent to just over two race distances, on the new Pirelli tyres.
Vettel set fast time for his home race at the Nurburgring. The three-time consecutive World Champion commented on the GPDA meeting held yesterday concerning Pirelli.