German Grand Prix – Preview

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This years Germany Grand Prix will be held at the Nurburgring (not to be confused as the whole Nordschleife).
The circuit is 5.148km long (3.199 miles) with the race being 308.638km long (199.768 miles)
The race will be 60 laps long
With 16 corners, consisting of both high speed and low speed technical corners.
Drivers make a total of 57 gear changes per lap, and are at 53% full throttle.
Michael Schumacher holds the lap record, of a 1:29:468 (2004, Ferrari)

Pirelli are taking the soft and medium tyres, along with intermediates and wets.
Ferrari hold the most wins for the German Grand Prix, winning a massive 22 times, compared to Williams who are 2nd with 9 wins.
With the Nurburgring being close to the Eifel mountain range, there is always a possibility that the weather could change.

In 2012 (at Hockenheimring) Fernando Alonso drove to victory, with Button and Raikkonen completing the top three. Funnily enoug, that year Hamilton retired from the race after receiving damage from a puncture (sound familiar?) However in 2011 (Nurburgring) Hamilton won the race, with Alonso and Webber finishing the podium.

Pirelli are also set to introduce tyres with Kevlar belts instead of steel for Sunday’s German Grand Prix, after the mess last weekend at Silverstone.

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