Lewis Hamilton go vacation leader. The british driver was leading from the second 1 at the GP of Germany, marked by a lousy exit (another) Nico Rosberg, the battle that took the German on the podium with Red Bull and a penalty. On the podium he was joined by Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, which showed that the performance of his car this weekend was as perfect as possible.
The Spanish ended up with bad feelings: Fernando Alonso arrived at the 12th and Carlos Sainz 14th, with another failure in the pits.
Rosberg remains in the output
Nico Rosberg lost all of its options in the output. As in Hungary, the ‘poleman’ was nailed and caught an unfortunate torn, that he sent to fight with the Ferrari. Meanwhile, a power Max Verstappen got to look to get a second with a spectacular overtaking just above the limits of the track on his partner Daniel Ricciardo.
These movements behind him gave wings to Lewis Hamilton. In mode ‘Hammertime’, the current champion put the direct towards a new victory, which, as was foreseeable, it was very easy from the beginning.
yet another failure in the box of Toro Rosso; the umpteenth lesson of Alonso
Carlos Sainz is unlikely to have a race without a mistake in the pits. In Germany was his first stop where he lost several positions when he was fighting for access in the area of points. Madrid had to comeback from behind and against riders who were going to a different strategy, such as Esteban Gutierrez, whose strange strategy prevented him from getting to the ‘top 10’ despite leaving eleven.
On the other side of the balance of the spaniards was Fernando Alonso. The Spanish rider gave a new master class in overtaking, when in the first third of the race was removed first to Sergio Perez, and then Esteban Gutierrez, with two smooth motions. Before the greeting by radio, the Spanish took the opportunity to launch a puja to the team:
“Not to worry, in the pit stop I lose a position, and then I shall pass on the track”
however it was not so: in the absence of two laps to the end, when he was tenth, and while we were bending, Perez took advantage of a lightweight casting of the Spanish and snatched that position and the point that he was about to add. In the latest twist, the other mexican, Gutierrez, gave the lace with another advancement that sent him to the 12th.
Rosberg takes to Verstappen… and just punished
With Hamilton escaping, Daniel Ricciardo took second place to his teammate Max Verstappen, that it had to do with Nico Rosberg after the second pit stops.
The battle between the German Mercedes and the Dutch Red Bull was dog face. Despite the fact that the young Verstappen endured, the thrust of Rosberg was just too much. Push literal: he drove off the track in the curve 8, in an action very similar to that which he did to Hamilton in Austria, which was investigated and punished by five seconds.
When Rosberg was informed, the German said that he had turned the wheel when he pulled out of the track to Verstappen, but that did not work. The image shows that he lied:
The punishment was enough for Rosberg, even in the pit, could reach the podium. The Red Bull swapped positions and Ricciardo came to the end of the race in second position, but eager to give the chime sound.
final Sprint of Ricciardo and rain in the last meters
The different strategies adopted by Mercedes and Red Bull, ensured that the end of the race was relatively exciting. Daniel Ricciardo began to tighten up considerably with the tires superblandos in better conditions than the soft of Hamilton. The australian forced the british to concentrate on the last few laps, which for more excitement ended with rain.
In the absence of five laps, the rain began to fall on the track of Hockenheim, which put on alert to all, but nothing changed. In the end they were all bent over from the eighth backwards, with Hamilton sweeping as it was very.
times Table Race Grand Prix Alemania
|2||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Network Bull||+6.996||67|
|3||Max Verstappen||33||Network Bull||+13.413||67|
|7||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||+70.049||67|
|10||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||+1L||66|
|11||Esteban Gutiérrez||21||Haas F1 Team||+1L||66|
|13||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||+1L||66|
|14||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||+1L||66|
|15||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||+1L||66|
|17||Pascal Wehrlein||94||Manor F1||+2L||65|
|20||Rio Haryanto||88||Manor F1||+2L||65|