German GP (2016)

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28 Jul - 31 Jul
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Tech analysis: Williams' search for missing performance

Williams continued to seek answers for its poor performance in recent races with more updates introduced in Germany, as Giorgio Piola and Matt Somerfield explain.

Felipe Massa: In-season rule changes not good for F1

Another difficult weekend in Germany completed a disappointing month of July for Felipe Massa, who is now looking forward to the summer break and having a much more positive second half of the season.

Tech analysis: Toro Rosso's "B-spec" car

Toro Rosso introduced so many new parts for use on the STR11 in Germany that could it be argued it is a B-specification. Giorgio Piola and Matt Somerfield look at the updates.

Hamilton “nowhere near” engine limit in German GP

German Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton has revealed he was “nowhere near” the limit of his Mercedes powerplant at Hockenheim, and only needed to turn up its performance twice.

Tech analysis: Ferrari's chequered bid to seek downforce answers

Ferrari admitted its car has not progress aerodynamically since the Spanish Grand Prix. Giorgio Piola and Matt Somerfield look at the Italian squad's latest attempts to generate more downforce.

Rosberg: “I’m always strongest after difficult moments”

Nico Rosberg says he will bounce back from adversity following his frustrating German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, where he slipped further behind Lewis Hamilton in the F1 World Championship battle.

Wolff says F1 penalties still inconsistent

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1 is still lacking consistency with its penalties after Nico Rosberg was punished for his incident with Max Verstappen in the German Grand Prix.

Ferrari: Car progress stopped since Spanish GP

Ferrari says that a lack of progress since the Spanish Grand Prix in developing its chassis is to blame for the slump that has allowed Red Bull to overtake it in Formula 1.

Analysis: How Red Bull laid waste to Rosberg's crucial home race

As Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a flawless run towards victory, local hero Nico Rosberg endured a home race to forget thanks, in large part, to the Red Bull drivers. Adam Cooper explains.

Verstappen proved he can be team player, says Horner

Max Verstappen proved at the German Grand Prix that he could be a team player in Formula 1, says his boss Christian Horner.

Ferrari's lack of form "painful for all of us", says Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen admits hat Ferrari’s failure to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull in recent races has been a “painful” experience for everyone in the Italian team.

German GP: Top 10 drivers quotes after race

Lewis Hamilton today took his 49th career victory - his second at the Hockenheim Circuit and sixth of the 2016 season so far

Stopwatch failure caused Rosberg's pit delay

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that a simple stopwatch failure was the reason why Nico Rosberg's five-second pit penalty in Hockenheim dragged out to over eight seconds.

Gutierrez surprised by Ricciardo criticisms

Esteban Gutierrez said he was surprised that Daniel Ricciardo hit out at him for ignoring blue flags at the German Grand Prix – and has vowed to speak to the Australian about it.

German GP: Post-race press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing).

Alonso frustrated by selective radio messages

Fernando Alonso admitted he is frustrated by the selective radio messages broadcast on television during this weekend's German Grand Prix.

Vettel: Ferrari "knows what to do" to turn season around

Sebastian Vettel is convinced Ferrari "knows what to do" to turn its season around after another disappointing race for the Italian team.

Verstappen “took one for the team” as Ricciardo rues Turn 1

Red Bull pairing Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were each left to rue separate moments of the German Grand Prix, despite both finishing on the podium at Hockenheim.

Ricciardo: Gutierrez worse than others at obeying blue flags

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has criticised Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez after the German Grand Prix, saying he lost more time behind the Mexican than anyone else.

Verstappen says penalised Rosberg didn't turn

Max Verstappen says he would have crashed with Nico Rosberg had he not gone off track, insisting the German did not turn in their clash during the German Grand Prix.

German GP: Hamilton wins, Rosberg penalised for Verstappen pass

Lewis Hamilton dominated the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, but Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg could only finish fourth after a controversial penalty for a move on Max Verstappen deemed illegal by the stewards.

Button gets new power unit components for race

Jenson Button has had to have new power unit components fitted to his McLaren-Honda ahead of the German Grand Prix.

Mercedes: No extra pressure on drivers to avoid first lap contact

Toto Wolff says that Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton won’t come under extra pressure to avoid trouble on the first lap of the German Grand Prix just because Hockenheim is the home race for Mercedes.

Vettel keen to have “natural” track limits and no penalties

Sebastian Vettel is backing the push for a relaxation of track limits in F1 – and says, in an ideal world, there should be a “natural” deterrent that stops drivers running wide.

Hamilton: Glumness is disappointment not pain

Lewis Hamilton has played down talk he cannot take defeat very well, after claiming that his often downbeat appearance at press conferences come from disappointment about his performance.

German GP: Top 10 drivers quotes after qualifying

Nico Rosberg today took his 27th career pole position - his second at the Hockenheim Circuit and fifth of the 2016 season so far

Hamilton doesn't understand benefits of delaying Halo

Lewis Hamilton is baffled by Formula 1’s decision to delay Halo cockpit protection until after 2017, and hopes those in the sport won't be “kicking themselves” if an accident where it would have helped occurs in that time.

Ecclestone says track limits relaxation requires rule change

Bernie Ecclestone says that Formula 1 track limits could not be freed up this weekend because the Strategy Group didn't vote on the subject, and any rule change would have to go through proper procedures.

German GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing).

Verstappen surprised by gap to Mercedes

Max Verstappen admitted Red Bull did not expect to be so close to rival Mercedes as the team locked out the second row of the grid ahead of the German Grand Prix.

Kvyat: Current slump feels "never-ending"

Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat was left deeply disappointed by his performance in qualifying for the German Grand Prix, saying his run of poor form feels "never-ending".

Vettel: Ferrari “not here to finish fifth and sixth”

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says that Ferrari's lack of pace relative to rival Red Bull at Hockenheim is due to his team being "not as good as we usually are" rather than anything else.

Lowe: Rosberg "lost control of throttle pedal" in Q3 scare

Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe has hailed Nico Rosberg’s German Grand Prix pole after an electronic problem caused a huge scare at the start of the Q3 shootout.

German GP: Rosberg snatches pole despite engine cut-out scare

Nico Rosberg will start the German Grand Prix from pole position, after beating his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at Hockenheim.

Hamilton called to stewards over unsafe release

Lewis Hamilton faces a stewards' investigation ahead of qualifying for the German Grand Prix following an unsafe release in the opening minutes of final practice.

German GP: Rosberg completes practice clean sweep

Nico Rosberg completed a clean sweep of fastest times in practice for the German Grand Prix after going quickest in FP3.

FIA agrees to Hockenheim track limits change at Turn 1

The FIA has agreed to a compromise over track limits at the first corner of the Hockenheim track, following complaints from drivers and teams after Friday practice for the German Grand Prix.

German GP: Top 10 drivers quotes after Friday free practice

Teams concentrate on Soft and Supersoft tyres duringfree practice in Hockenheim.

Alonso out of patience with FIA after latest rule tweaks

Fernando Alonso admits he has lost patience with the FIA over the constant rule changes in Formula 1, saying he has "given up" on trying to follow them.

Sainz hints at FIA clampdown on moving under braking

Carlos Sainz has suggested that the FIA will consider tighter rules on moving under braking after the Formula 1 drivers’ briefing at Hockenheim on Friday.

German GP: Friday's press conference

Jock Clear (Ferrari), Paul Monaghan (Red Bull Racing), Paddy Lowe (Mercedes), Pat Fry (Manor), Matt Morris (McLaren), Otmar Szafnauer (Force India).

F1 teams lobby Ecclestone on track limits U-turn

Formula 1's ongoing controversy surrounding track limits took a fresh twist on Friday when Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull complained to Bernie Ecclestone about the FIA's decision to not abandon its restrictions at Hockenheim.

German GP: Vettel closer to Mercedes as Rosberg tops FP2

Nico Rosberg topped second practice for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was much closer to the Mercedes pace in FP2 – and just two tenths slower than Lewis Hamilton.

FIA to red-flag qualifying to avoid speeding controversies

FIA race director Charlie Whiting has confirmed that from now on he will stop qualifying sessions if there are double waved yellow flags in order to prevent the sort of controversy generated by Nico Rosberg's pole lap in Hungary.

F1 radio ban lift good for the fans - Horner

Christian Horner says he is fully behind the F1 Strategy Group's decision to open up radio communications from this weekend's German GP, and believes that the new rules will be good for fans.

German GP: Rosberg leads Mercedes 1-2 in FP1

Nico Rosberg started his home race weekend on top of the times after going quickest in opening practice for the German Grand Prix.

Yellow flags an issue only because Rosberg involved – Alonso

Fernando Alonso believes that the yellow flag incident during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix has only become a controversy because it involved title contender Nico Rosberg.

F1 clarifies team radio messages now largely "unrestricted"

Formula 1 teams have been formally told with immediate effect there will no longer be restrictions on team radio messages - but they cannot keep conversations secret either from now on.

F1 Strategy Group agrees to free up radio communications

Formula 1's Strategy Group has agreed to free up both radio communications and track limits from this weekend's German Grand Prix, in an attempt to stop the recent flood of unpopular penalties.

Vettel dismisses Halo criticism: Nothing “justifies death”

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has hit back at dissent over the proposed introduction of the Halo head protection system, saying that nothing “justifies death”.

German GP: Thursday's press conference

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Pascal Wehrlein (Manor), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Rio Haryanto (Manor), Felipe Nasr (Sauber).

Ferrari future in good hands after Allison exit - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel insists he is not worried about Ferrari's future prospects, despite the departure of technical director James Allison.

Perez wants rules clarified after Verstappen defending criticism

Sergio Perez wants talks in the Formula 1 drivers' briefing on Friday about how aggressively they can defend in future, after claiming that Max Verstappen went too far against Kimi Raikkonen in Hungary.

Renault aims to go on "attack" after Hungary showing

Renault says that a step forward in form at the Hungarian Grand Prix has lifted hopes that it can go on the 'attack' against the teams ahead of it in the second half of the campaign.

Pirelli announces Germany compound choices

Pirelli has announced its tyre compound choices for the German Grand Prix, the 12th round of the Formula 1 season.