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The 2018 German Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Emirates Großer Preis von Deutschland 2018)[1] was the eleventh race of the 2018 Formula One season. Having been absent in 2017, it was the sixty-third time the German Grand Prix will be held on the Formula One calendar, and the thirty-sixth time it will be held at the Hockenheimring. It was held between 20 July and 22 July 2018.

In qualifying, Sebastian Vettel took his fifty-fifth pole position, while his championship rival Lewis Hamilton only qualified fifteenth on the grid after he suffered a hydraulic issue at the end of Q1 and could not compete in Q2, although he moved up to fourteenth on the grid after Daniel Ricciardo was demoted to the back of the grid for exceeding the use of engine parts. Valtteri Bottas qualified second after his fastest time was beaten by Vettel last-minute, and Kimi Räikkönen settled for third on the grid.

Hamilton won the Grand Prix from 14th on the grid, leading a Mercedes 1–2 ahead of Bottas after Vettel, who has been leading for most of the race, crashed out in light rain conditions. The race was not without controversy as Hamilton was seen to abort a pit stop late in the race, cutting across the infield to rejoin the circuit which was against the international sporting code. He was reprimanded for the rules violation but was allowed to keep his race win. As a result of the race, Mercedes and Hamilton advanced to first place from second in the Constructors' and the Drivers' championship standings respectively.



BackgroundEdit

A third DRS zone will be added, located along the start/finish straight.[2]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
Free Practice 1 only
34 Canada Nicholas Latifi India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
36 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:16.149 20 1:15.454 20 No Time 14
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:13.525 1 1:14.682 13 No Time 15
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:13.796 4 1:13.310 4 1:35.573 4
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:14.267 6 1:13.427 5 1:37.755 8
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:14.691 7 1:13.973 6 No Time 10
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:14.783 14 1:35.000 2
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:16.071 18 1:14.793 15 1:35.659 5
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:15.415 11 1:14.552 11 No Time 19
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:15.544 12 1:14.836 17 No Time 13
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.097 9 1:14.374 8 1:34.577 1
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:15.629 13 1:15.269 18 1:38.393 9
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:14.853 8 1:14.189 7 No Time 11
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:15.282 10 1:14.496 9 1:36.873 7
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:15.864 15 1:14.830 16 1:36.151 6
31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes DNP 1:14.508 10 No Time 18
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:13.714 3 1:13.085 1 No Time 12
34 Canada Nicholas Latifi India Force India-Mercedes 1:16.023 17 DNP DNP
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:15.876 16 1:15.408 19 1:35.334 3
36 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.136 19 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:13.529 2 1:13.111 2 No Time 20
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:15.769 14 1:14.592 12 No Time 16
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:13.903 5 1:13.190 3 No Time 17
Source: [3][4][5]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 21:12.538 41:12.505 11:11.212 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 31:12.962 11:12.152 21:11.416 2
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 11:12.505 31:12.336 31:11.547 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 81:13.127 21:12.188 41:11.822 4
5 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 71:13.105 51:12.523 51:12.200 5
6 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 41:12.986 61:12.722 61:12.544 6
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 121:13.479 71:12.946 71:12.560 7
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 101:13.324 91:13.032 81:12.692 8
9 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 61:13.077 81:12.995 91:12.717 9
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 111:13.427 101:13.072 101:12.774 10
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 141:13.614 111:13.657 11
12 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 151:13.708 121:13.702 12
13 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 131:13.562 131:13.736 13
14 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 51:13.012 14no time 14
15 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 9 1:13.318 15 no time 20*
16 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 16 1:13.720 15
17 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 17 1:13.749 16
18 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 18 1:14.045 17
19 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 1:14.206 18
20 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 20 1:14.401 19
107% time: 1:17.580
Source: [6]
  • * Ricciardo was forced to start from the back of the grid with the use of his third MGU-K), third ES and third (CE).[7]

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

The race started under clear weather conditions. Vettel held his lead from the top five while Hamilton was in a recovery charge. By the 25th lap Vettel had built a 5-second lead ahead of Bottas when he pitted from the lead to switch from ultrasofts to softs. His team mate Raikkonen however, pitted first on Lap 14, and thus was leading when Vettel came out of his stop. As Vettel was stuck behind his team mate with his tires haven't been warmed up, Ferrari's engineering director Jock Clear issued a team order to Raikkonen, instructing him to let Vettel by.

Hamilton had recovered to seventh by Lap 8, but Ricciardo, who also started back of the grid with Hamilton, didn't fare well as his engine failed on the 27th lap, forcing him into his retirement.

As the race progressed, the weather became overcast. Hamilton pitted on Lap 43 into ultrasofts, and drizzle fell shortly after his stop, prompting a number of drivers to pit for intermediate tires. An unusual stop came from Gasly, as he went into full wet tires and ran wide into the gravel trap. Leclerc had a 360 spin at Turn 1 but managed to get going.

On Lap 51, Raikkonen lost a position to Bottas having been impeded by a lapping Magnussen. As Perez spun and recovered, Vettel, who had been leading, got caught up by the mild wet conditions and ended up in the barrier at the Sachskurve, ultimately retiring. Having been denied another potential victory at Hockenheim, Vettel pounded on the steering wheel and blamed himself.

Vettel's retirement caused the safety car to be deployed, triggering a flurry of pit stops. Hamilton controversially aborted a planned pit stop due to confusion inquiring whether Raikkonen had pitted or not. He cut across the infield from the pit entry to rejoin the circuit. As a result, Hamilton now led the race. As the safety car went in and the race restarted on Lap 57, Bottas went all-out against Hamilton, going wheel-to-wheel with him at Turn 6, but a team order was issued, instructing Bottas to hold position. The order remained until the end of the race. Hamilton won from Bottas after starting from 14th with Raikkonen completing the podium. Verstappen, who was one of the drivers gambling on intermediates, finished in 4th. Renault's Hulkenberg finished as the best of the rest in 5th. Completing the points finishing positions were Grosjean, Perez, Ocon, Ericsson and Hartley, who benefitted from a 10-second time penalty to Sainz for passing during the safety car period. Both Williams drivers Stroll and Sirotkin and Alonso joined Vettel and Ricciardo as the race's retirements.

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 67 1:32:29.845 14 25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 67 + 4.535 2 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 67 + 6.732 3 15
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 67 + 7.654 4 12
5 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 67 + 26.609 7 10
6 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 67 + 28.871 6 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 67 + 30.556 10 6
8 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 67 + 31.750 15 4
9 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 67 + 32.362 13 2
10 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 67 + 34.197 16 1
11 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 67 + 34.919 5
12 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 67 + 43.069* 8
13 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 67 + 46.617 18
14 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 66 + 1 Lap 20
15 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 66 + 1 Lap 9
16 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 65 Retired 11
Ret 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 53 Mechanical 17
Ret 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 51 Brakes/Accident 1
Ret 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 51 Clutch 12
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 27 Gear Selection 19
Source: [8]

* - Carlos Sainz received a 10 second penalty for passing during a safety car period.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Emirates Großer Preis von Deutschland 2018". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2018/Germany.html. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  2. Smith, Luke (20 July 2018). "Whiting confirms three DRS zones for German GP at Hockenheim". crash.net. https://www.crash.net/f1/news/900981/1/whiting-confirms-three-drs-zones-german-gp. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. "2018 German Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/989/germany/practice-1.html. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  4. "2018 German Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/989/germany/practice-2.html. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. "2018 German Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/989/germany/practice-3.html. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  6. "2018 German Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/989/germany/qualifying.html. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 7". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 20 July 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/70761/download?token=Hi7bAcwF. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  8. "Germany Grand Prix 2018 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 22 July 2018.


V T E 2018 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Ericsson • Gasly • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Leclerc • Magnussen • Ocon • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Sirotkin • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Hartley • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 35 Sirotkin • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas
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