🇩🇪 THE 2019 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
ROUND 11. 26th-28th July.
1008TH F1 GRAND PRIX | 78TH GERMAN GRAND PRIX | 37TH GRAND PRIX AT HOCKENHEIM
2018 POLESITTER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL | 2018 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON
Friday 26th July
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Saturday 27th July
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Sunday 28th July
The 2019 German Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time/ 2:10pm UK Time)
🇩🇪 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS
Haas will equal Marussia’s tally of Grand Prix appearances this weekend.
If Lewis Hamilton wins this weekend, he’ll set a new outright record for the most wins at the German Grand Prix during its history as a Formula 1 event. He’s currently tied with Michael Schumacher on four wins at the event. He’d also equal Schuamcher’s record tally of Hockenheim wins. Hamilton won’t beat the overall record of six German Grand Prix wins though, held by Rudolf Caracciola who won the event six times in the pre-F1 era.
If Lewis Hamilton wins, he’ll become only the second driver to have won at Hockenheim on three consecutive visits to the Hockenheim track. Ayrton Senna is the only driver to have completed that feat so far in F1’s history, having won three years in a row between 1988 and 1990.
If Sebastian Vettel scores seven points this weekend, he’ll become the third driver to have scored 100 points at the German Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.
If Sebastian Vettel takes pole this weekend, he’ll become the seventh driver to have taken back-to-back pole positions at the Hockenheim track.
You can find more information about the records which could be beaten this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Beat post.
ALL THE INFO
Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the 2019 race!
- The Ultimate Track Guide
- Track Stats (Coming Soon)
- Team Form (Coming Soon)
- Driver Form (Coming Soon)
- Lucky and Unlucky Grid Positions (Coming Soon)
2018 RACE RECAP
Sebastian Vettel crashed out of his home Grand Prix in tricky conditions, leaving Lewis Hamilton to win from fourteenth on the grid.
Formula One’s return to Germany for the first time since 2016 saw Sebastian Vettel take pole at his home Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton suffered with mechanical issues in Q1, leaving him stranded out on the circuit and starting down in fourteenth. Vettel maintained the lead in the opening stages, pitting on lap 26, leaving Kimi Raikkonen in the lead. Daniel Ricciardo had started near the back after power unit penalties, but further issues on Sunday put him out of the race before half-distance. As Raikkonen was told to get out of the way of his faster team-mate, the skies grew ever darker. Hamilton pitted for fresh tyres regardless, rejoining in fifth after having made his way through the field. The rain soon began to pour, but Pierre Gasly’s stop for wet tyres proved to be a little too early. Disaster struck for Vettel on lap 52 as he crashed out of the race on the damp track, prompting a Safety Car period. Confusion reigned at Mercedes; Valtteri Bottas had a slow stop while Hamilton was told to pit, then stay out, then pit. He crossed the pit entry line to stay on the track, but took the lead. When the Safety Car period ended, Bottas challenged Hamilton for the lead before being told to hold position. Mercedes took their first 1-2 finish on home soil as Hamilton re-took the championship lead. Raikkonen completed the podium finishers. There was post-race drama as Hamilton was summoned to the stewards for his earlier pit-lane misdemeanours. The race result was eventually confirmed hours after the chequered flag. Hamilton received a reprimand for the incident, but kept his win.
PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. Appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:
Kimi Raïkkönen (Alfa Romeo)
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
Carlos Sainz (McLaren)
Nico Hülkenberg (Renault)
Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso)
The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:
Guenther Steiner (Haas)
Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
Mario Isola (Pirelli)
Otmar Szafnauer (Racing Point)
Franz Tost (Toro Rosso)
Each weekend a former Formula 1 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 this weekend will be Derek Warwick.
The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:
FASTEST EVER LAP
The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Sebastian Vettel in 2019. Will it be beaten over the race weekend?
Each weekend, the tyres will be known as Soft (red), Medium (yellow) and Hard (white), but the actual compounds will change each race weekend.
Pirelli will supply the C3, C3 and C4 compounds for this race weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres can be found below:
2018 FASTEST LAP IN EACH SESSION
|Free Practice 1||1:13.525 (Daniel Ricciardo)|
|Free Practice 2||1:13.085 (Max Verstappen)|
|Free Practice 3||1:34.577 (Charles Leclerc)|
|Qualifying||1:11.212 (Sebastian Vettel)|
|Grand Prix||1:15.545 (Lewis Hamilton)|
ON THIS DAY
The 2019 German Grand Prix will be the fifth F1 race to have been held on 28th July, following the 1991, 1996 and 2002 German Grands Prix and the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix. All four of these races were won from pole by Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. Schumacher is the only non-British driver to have won a race on this date.
Every race held on this date has been won by a margin of larger than ten seconds; though no larger than fourteen seconds. Jean Alesi is the only driver to have had more than one podium finish on this date, having finished third in 1991 and as runner-up in 1996. The 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix was the first race held on 28th July which didn’t feature two Williams drivers on the podium. The leader of the Drivers’ Championship after a race on this date has never failed to go on and win that year’s title.