2018 German Grand Prix Weekend Information

2018 German Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇩🇪 THE 2018 GROSSER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND

Round 11. 20th – 22nd July.

987th F1 Grand Prix | 77th German Grand Prix | 36th Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring

2016 POLESITTER: NICO ROSBERG | 2016 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 20th July
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Saturday 21st July
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Sunday 22nd July
The 2018 German Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time/ 2:10pm UK Time)


Stats and Facts

  • Ferrari have scored points at every Grand Prix held at the Hockenheimring since 1987.
  • Sebastian Vettel will be looking to become only the fourth German winner at this track over the weekend. Vettel has won his home race before, but in 2013, when the German Grand Prix was held at the Nurburgring. 
  • Of the current grid, Kimi Raikkonen has the most poles at this track with two. Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso have each been on pole here once.
  • There are only two previous winners of a race here on the 2018 grid. Fernando Alonso has triumphed on three occasiions in the past at the Hockenheimring, while Lewis Hamilton has taken two victories. 

Find more track facts in the Ultimate Guide to the Hockenheimring!


🇩🇪 Local Heroes

There are two German drivers on the 2018 F1 grid – Sebastian Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg. Vettel has never won at this track, but has won in Germany in 2013, when the event was held at the Nurburgring. 

Nico Hulkenberg, meanwhile, is still in search of his maiden F1 podium. Can he take it on home soil?


  Press Conference Schedules

The Drivers’ Press Conference will take place on Thursday 19th July. The press conference will be split into two parts, with three drivers appearing in the first part, and a further three in the second part. The drivers appearing in front of the media will be:

PART ONE PART TWO
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)

The Team Principals’ Press Conference will take place shortly after Free Practice 2. Appearing in front of the media will be:

PART ONE PART TWO
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)

  Driver Steward

Each weekend a former Formula One driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward for the 2018 German Grand Prix is TBC.


  Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the Hockenheimring currently looks like this:


  Fastest Ever Lap

1:13.306

The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Michael Schumacher in 2004. Will it be beaten over the 2018 German Grand Prix weekend?


  Tyre Choices

Pirelli are yet to announce the tyres available for the German Grand Prix.

Each driver’s choice of tyre will be revealed closer to the event. 


  2016 Fastest Lap in each Session

The table below shows the fastest lap set in each session of the 2016 German Grand Prix weekend:

Free Practice 1 1:15.517 (Nico Rosberg)
Free Practice 2 1:15.614 (Nico Rosberg)
Free Practice 3 1:15.738 (Nico Rosberg)
Qualifying 1:14.363 (Nico Rosberg)
Grand Prix 1:18.442 (Daniel Ricciardo)