Formula One

Formula One - German Grand Prix Preview

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DATE: Sunday, July 7
SITE: Nurburgring -- Nurburg, Germany
TRACK: 5.148 km (3.199 miles), 15-turn road course
CAPACITY: 100,000+
ANNUAL: 60th
TELEVISION: CNBC
START TIME: 8 a.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, July 6/8 a.m. ET (TV: NBC Sports Network)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Fernando Alonso
RUNNER-UP: Jenson Button
POLE WINNER: Fernando Alonso (finished 1)
LAPS: 60
MILES: 191.918 (308.863 km)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Michael Schumacher, 2004 (1 min., 13.306 secs.)
RACE RECORD: Ralf Schumacher, 2001 (1 hr., 18 mins., 17.873 secs.)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Fernando Alonso16Sergio Perez17
2Jenson Button67Michael Schumacher3
3Kimi Raikkonen108Mark Webber8
4Kamui Kobayashi129Nico Hulkenberg4
5Sebastian Vettel210Nico Rosberg21
2012 German Grand Prix Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 201.843 kph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 31 mins., 5.862 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 6.949 secs.
CARS ON FINAL LAP: 14
FASTEST LAP: Michael Schumacher, 1:18.725, Lap 57
POLE WINNER: Fernando Alonso (1:40.621)
Past German Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- Ferrari -- 201.843 kph/1:31:05.862
2011 -- Lewis Hamilton (2) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 189.910 kph/1:37:30.334
2010 -- Fernando Alonso (2) - Ferrari - 209.788 kph/1:27:38.684
2009 -- Mark Webber (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 191.598 kph/1:36:43.310
2008 -- Lewis Hamilton (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 201.290 kph/1:31:20.874
2007 -- Not Held
2006 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 209.277 kph/1:27.51.693
2005 -- Fernando Alonso (3) -- Renault -- 212.629 kph/1:26:28.599
2004 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 215.852 kph/1:23:54.848
2003 -- Juan Montoya (1) -- Williams -- 1:28:48.769
2002 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:27:52.078
2001 -- Ralf Schumacher (2) -- Williams-BMW -- 1:18:17.873
2000 -- Rubens Barrichello (18) -- Ferrari -- 1:25:34.418
1999 -- Eddie Irvine (5) -- Ferrari -- 1:21:58.594
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen (1) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 1:20:47.984
1997 -- Gerhard Berger (1) -- Benetton-Renault -- 1:20:59.046
1996 -- Damon Hill (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:21:43.417
1995 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Benetton-Renault -- 1:22:56.043
1994 -- Gerhard Berger (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:22:37.272
1993 -- Alain Prost (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:18:40.885
1992 -- Nigel Mansell (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:18:22.032
1991 -- Nigel Mansell (1) -- Williams-Renault -- 1:19.661
1990 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:20:47.164
1989 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:21:43.302
1988 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren-Honda -- 1:32:54.188
1987 -- Nelson Piquet (4) -- Williams-Honda -- 1:21:25.091
1986 -- Nelson Piquet (5) -- Williams-Honda -- 1:22:08.263
1985 -- Michele Alboreto (8) -- Ferrari -- 1:35:31.337
1984 -- Alain Prost (1) -- McLaren-TAG -- 1:24:43.210
1983 -- Rene Arnoux (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:27:10.319
1982 -- Patrick Tambay (5) -- Ferrari -- 1:27:25.178
1981 -- Nelson Piquet (6) -- Brabham-Ford -- 1:25:55.60
1980 -- Jacques Laffite (5) -- Ligier-Ford -- 1:22:59.73
1979 -- Alan Jones (2) -- Williams-Ford -- 1:24:48.83
1978 -- Mario Andretti (1) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:28:00.90
1977 -- Niki Lauda (3) -- Ferrari -- 1:31:48.62
1976 -- James Hunt (1) -- McLaren-Ford -- 1:41:42.7
1975 -- Carlos Reutemann (10) -- Brabham-Ford -- 1:41:14.1
1974 -- Clay Regazzoni (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:41:35.0
1973 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell-Ford -- 1:42:03.0
1972 -- Jacky Ickx (1) -- Ferrari) -- 1:42:12.3
1971 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell-Ford -- 1:29:15.7
1970 -- Jochen Rindt (2) -- Lotus-Ford -- 1:42:00.3
1969 -- Jacky Ickx (1) -- Brabham-Ford -- 1:49:55.4
1968 -- Jackie Stewart (6) -- Matra-Ford -- 2:19:03.2
1967 -- Dennis Hulme (2) -- Brabham-Repco -- 2:05:55.7
1966 -- Jack Brabham (5) -- Brabham-Repco -- 2:27:03.0
1965 -- Jim Clark (1) -- Lotus-Climax -- 2:07:52.4
1964 -- John Surtees (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:12:04.8
1963 -- John Surtees (2) -- Ferrari -- 2:13:06.8
1962 -- Graham Hill (2) -- BRM -- 2:38:45.3
1961 -- Stirling Moss (3) -- Lotus-Climax -- 2:18:12.4
1960 -- Not Held
1959 -- Tony Brooks (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:09:31.6
1958 -- Tony Brooks (2) -- Vanwall -- 2:21:15.0
1957 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Maserati -- 3:30:38.3
1956 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Ferrari -- 3:38:43.7
1955 -- Not Held
1954 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Mercedes -- 3:45:45.8
1953 -- Nino Farina (3) -- Ferrari -- 3:02:25.0
1952 -- Alberto Ascari (1) -- Ferrari -- 3:06:13.3
1951 -- Alberto Ascari (1) -- Ferrari -- 3:23:03.3
Past German Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2011 -- Mark Webber -- 3
2010 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 3
2009 -- Mark Webber -- 1
2008 -- Lewis Hamilton -- 1
2007 -- Not Held
2006 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 3
2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 20
2004 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2003 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 1
2002 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
2001 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 14
2000 -- David Coulthard -- 3
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 13
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 1
1997 -- Gerhard Berger -- 1
1996 -- Damon Hill -- 1
1995 -- Damon Hill -- 22
1994 -- Gerhard Berger -- 1
1993 -- Alain Prost -- 1
1992 -- Nigel Mansell -- 1
1991 -- Nigel Mansell -- 1
1990 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1989 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1988 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1987 -- Nigel Mansell -- 12
1986 -- Nelson Piquet -- 2
1985 -- Keke Rosberg -- 5
1984 -- Alain Prost -- 1
1983 -- Patrick Tambay -- 22
1982 -- Didier Pironi -- DNS (practice accident)
1981 -- Alain Prost -- 2
1980 -- Alan Jones -- 3
1979 -- Jean-Pierre Jabouille -- 19
1978 -- Mario Andretti -- 1
1977 -- Jody Scheckter -- 2
1976 -- James Hunt -- 1
1975 -- Niki Lauda -- 3
1974 -- Niki Lauda -- 25
1973 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
1972 -- Jacky Ickx -- 1
1971 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
1970 -- Jacky Ickx -- 2
1969 -- Jacky Ickx -- 1
1968 -- Jacky Ickx -- 4
1967 -- Jim Clark -- 19
1966 -- Jim Clark -- 10
1965 -- Jim Clark -- 1
1964 -- John Surtees -- 1
1963 -- Jim Clark -- 2
1962 -- Dan Gurney -- 3
1961 -- Phil Hill -- 3
1960 -- Not Held
1959 -- Tony Brooks -- 1
1958 -- Mike Hawthorn -- 12
1957 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1956 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1955 -- Not Held
1954 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1953 -- Alberto Ascari -- 8
1952 -- Alberto Ascari -- 1
1951 -- Alberto Ascari -- 1
Last Race Results
RACE: British Grand Prix (June 30)
SITE: Silverstone Circuit -- Silverstone, England
LAPS: 52
MILES: 190.262 (306.198 km)
WINNER: Nico Rosberg
RUNNER-UP: Mark Webber
THIRD: Fernando Alonso
FOURTH: Lewis Hamilton
FIFTH: Kimi Raikkonen
POLE WINNER: Lewis Hamilton (finished 4)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 32 mins., 59.456 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.765 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 197.566 kph
German Grand Prix Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)Renault/Red Bull
2Mark Webber (Queanbeyan, Australia)Renault/Red Bull
3 *Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)Ferrari/Scuderia
4Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Ferrari/Scuderia
5Jenson Button (Frome, England)Mercedes/McLaren Vodafone
6Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)Mercedes/McLaren Vodafone
7Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)Renault/Lotus
8Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)Renault/Lotus
9Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)Mercedes/AMG Petronas
10Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)Mercedes/AMG Petronas
11Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)Ferrari/Sauber
12Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)Ferrari/Sauber
14Paul di Resta (Livingston, Scotland)Mercedes/Sahara Force India
15Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)Mercedes/Sahara Force India
16Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)Renault/Williams
17Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)Renault/Williams
18Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)Ferrari/Scuderia Toro Rosso
19Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)Ferrari/Scuderia Toro Rosso
20Charles Pic (Montelimar, France)Renault/Caterham
21Giedo van der Garde (Rhenen, Nether.)Renault/Caterham
22Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Cosworth/Marussia
23Max Chilton (Reigate, England)Cosworth/Marussia
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Fernando Alonso3Won5---117Won2Won
Jenson Button234---1755222
Kimi Raikkonen20203---619------3
Sebastian Vettel------------82345
Mark Webber61913---19Won638
Nico Rosberg------20--1048710
Felipe Massa1382---332512
Lewis Hamilton------------Won184Won24
 
Mover of the Week
Paul di Resta - started 22 and finished 9
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Lewis Hamilton
Last Week's Pick to Win (Fernando Alonso) - finished 3
 
NOTES:
The German Grand Prix at Nurburgring is the ninth round on the 2013 Formula One calendar.

There have been 59 previous F1-sanctioned German GPs. Nurburgring will host the event for the 26th time this year. It has been held at Hockenheim 33 times, including last year. One event took place at Berlin's Avus Circuit in 1959.

An eight-year gap separated the last race on the Nurburgring Nordschleife and the first on the 'new' (current) Nurburgring. Niki Lauda's near-fatal crash on the 14-mile old circuit in 1976 curtailed Formula One racing there. The first event on the modern track was held in 1984.

The current Nurburgring has hosted various grand prix in the last 29 years: German GP (1985, 2009, 2011) European GP (1984, 1995-96; 1999-2007) and Luxembourg GP (1997-98).

Michael Schumacher holds the record for most German GP victories with four. Schumacher, a German, won it in 1995, 2002, '04 and '06. Fernando Alonso from Ferrari leads all active drivers with three wins in the German GP (2005, '10 and '12). Lewis Hamilton is the only other active driver with multiple victories in this event (2008 and '11).

Mark Webber's first career F1 grand prix win and pole victory came in the 2009 German GP, held at Nurburgring. Webber, who is in his last season with Red Bull this year, set a record for making the most F1 starts (130) before his first victory. He also became the first Australian driver to win a grand prix since Alan Jones in 1981 at Las Vegas.

Ferrari leads all constructors with 22 wins in the German GP. Williams has the second most victories in this event with 9.

Four German drivers are competing in this weekend's race: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber) and Adrian Sutil (Force India). Neither one of them has yet to win the German GP.

Round 10 in this year's F1 world championship is the July 28 Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary. Lewis Hamilton is the defending race winner.

07/02 22:32:55 ET

As of July 2, 2013, at 10:33 PM ET

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