Another race over and another win for the championship leader Sebastian Vettel. At the start of the season there was just four races on the calendar that he hadn’t won. Now after winning in Canada and Germany there are just two left, Hungary and USA.
Vettel won his fourth race of the year, his first ever win in the month of July and his first German GP win. The win was his 30th in F1, making him now just two wins short of Fernando Alonso with almost 100 fewer races. Both Lotus drivers finished on the podium behind Vettel and every single time Grosjean has been third, Räikkönen has been just ahead of him in second.
Pirelli brought some new tyres to the German GP to stop any repeats of the blowouts last weekend. Last week at Silverstone there were 57 pitstops, yesterday at the Nürburgring there were 57 pitstops. Exactly the same amount but under very different circumstances.
Fernando Alonso set the fastest race lap at the German GP, his first since the 2011 British GP, which he also won.
Much like in Britain there haven’t been too many changes, Pérez moved up to 12th, Grosjean to 8th, di Resta down to 9th and Vergne down to 13th. Constructors’ positions have stayed exactly the same.
Räikkönen has slightly closed in on Alonso for 2nd and Vettel’s lead increasing again, now up to 34 points.