German Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vetterl is yet to win his home Grand Prix. Image courtesy of skysports.com
National hero Sebastian Vettel will be bidding to win his home Grand Prix for the first time when the Formula One caravan moves to Germany this weekend. After winning eleven of the nineteen races contested in 2011, the Red Bull driver has failed to reach those lofty heights so far during this campaign, with a win at the Bahrain Grand Prix in April his solitary success this season. His best result at the Hockenheimring was a second placed finish behind teammate Mark Webber  in 2009.

Webber goes to Germany full of confidence after winning his second race of the year at Silverstone a fortnight ago and now trails Fernando Alonso  by just thirteen points in the Drivers Championship. The Spaniard has a great record around this circuit however, having won here twice before, with his most recent victory coming in 2010.

Briton Lewis Hamilton  won last year’s renewal of the race – which was run at the Nurburgring – but has also tasted success at the Hockenheimring ring having won here in 2008. Michael Schumacher  is one of Germany’s favourite sons and he will be looking to turn back the clock by winning in his homeland for the fifth time, seventeen years after winning there for the first time on the Formula One program.

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