Germany won the World Cup, a German driver leads the Drivers’ Championship and a German team leads the Constructors’ Championship, and now time for the German GP.We’re at the half way point in the season, coming up to the 61st German GP and the 34th at the Hockenheimring. The Hockenheimring is 4.574km long with 16 corners, a 67 lap race totalling 306.458km. 17 (51.52%) races at Hockenheim have been won from pole position and 24 (72.73%) from the front row of the grid.
21 drivers have won the German GP at Hockenheim, Ferrari are the most successful constructor and Michael Schumacher the most successful driver, 11 wins for Ferrari and four for Schumacher. Of the drivers on the grid the most successful at Hockenheim is Fernando Alonso with three wins, no other driver has won at the track more than once.
Of the current drivers, Alonso has scored the most points at the track, Button second, Massa third, Vettel fourth and Raikkonen fifth. The lap record was set by Kimi Raikkonen’s McLaren in 2004 with a time of 1:13.780 and an average speed of 223kph or 139mph.
Valtteri Bottas has finished on the podium in the last two races, third in Austria, second in Britain, so surely this means a Bottas win in Germany? If Lewis Hamilton were to take pole position it would be his 10th for Mercedes, and a podium for Nico Rosberg would be his 20th in F1
The Silly Stats
Since Germany just won the World Cup, I guess I’ll have to do some football related silly stats!
You would need 20,791 Brazuca footballs to lap once around the Hockenheimring or 1,422,293 to completely cover the track surface.
The fastest German is Marco Reus, it would take him roughly 10:20.106, quite a bit slower than an F1 car.