28 July 2019

Six hours after the race

Wow! How does one even start to describe what happened in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim? It was a thrilling race from start to finish, filled with surprises and unlikely stories. Ferrari made a mess of things on Saturday but on Sunday Mercedes screwed up. The end result of all this was that Max Verstappen won a terrific victory, with Vettel breathing down his neck and Dany Kvyat third in his Toro Rosso after an inspired strategy call by the little Italian team. And if that all sounds rather unlikely, Lance Stroll was fourth. The secret of the story was intermittent rain, which meant that all the teams were truggling to have their cars on the right rubber at the right time. There were some great exploits and some major screw-ups but overall, it was a terrific F1 race, which silence the critics of Formula 1, who so love to carp on about the sport. We've had three terrific races in Austria, Britain and Germany...

- We look at the loss of the German GP from the F1 calendar
- We look back to the world's first motor race in 1894
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- DT goes to Scotland to visit the world of Jim Clark
- JS is driving across France, pondering the past and the future
- The Hack ruminates about times of old
- Peter Nygaard and his crew capture a very grey Hockenheim

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