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Hamilton, Kubica keep Hockenheim points as Alfa appeal fails

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has been unsuccessful in its bid to have its German Grand Prix penalties overturned.

Mercedes will not intervene to keep German GP on calendar

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that the Stuttgart manufacturer will not intervene to try to keep the German Grand Prix on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar, despite helping to ensure that this year’s race took place.

F1 would now reconsider Hockenheim drag strip - Masi

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says he would likely reconsider the layout of the Hockenheim 'drag strip' if the German Grand Prix returns to the calendar.

Why Alfa Romeo might've preferred disqualification in Germany

Alfa Romeo’s decision to appeal the penalty that cost both its drivers points in the German Grand Prix means the matter is now set for a legal ruling, with a hearing of the FIA’s International Court of Appeal now confirmed for September 24.

Alfa Romeo penalty appeal to be heard in late September

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team’s appeal against the penalties it received after the German GP will be heard in Paris in late September.

Vettel: Fastest lap chase led to last-lap off in German GP

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel says the last-lap off that nearly cost him second place in the German Grand Prix was a consequence of him pushing for the fastest lap.

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Alfa Romeo lodges formal appeal against Germany penalties

Alfa Romeo has confirmed it is going ahead with an appeal against the penalties imposed on Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi at the German Grand Prix.

F1 reveals German GP broadcast was nearly thwarted by fire

Formula 1's broadcasting division has revealed it came close to not being able to transmit the track action from Hockenheim last Saturday after an overnight fire destroyed a truck in the TV compound.

Kvyat not a viable Gasly Red Bull replacement - Villeneuve

Red Bull should look beyond Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat if it wants to replace Pierre Gasly, 1997 Formula 1 champion Jacques Villeneuve believes.

Red Bull suspects mapping issue behind "horrible" starts

Red Bull thinks that the poor starts for Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly were caused by a software mapping issue that the team needs to sort with Honda.

Kubica: German GP visibility worse than night rallies in fog

Williams driver Robert Kubica said the 2019 German Grand Prix provided him with a stark reminder of how bad visibility is during wet Formula 1 races.

Insight: The checks F1 made before its first standing restart

The German Grand Prix marked a first for Formula 1 last weekend, when the race had a standing restart following those early safety car formation laps.

"Bruised" Mercedes will benefit from German GP pain - Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff admits his whole team feels “bruised” after a nightmare German Grand Prix, but insists that the outfit will learn from the experience.

Why Ferrari must be regretting its off-season changes

Ferrari had the pace to take pole in Germany and could have won the chaotic race, but the team was again undone by issues. This, argues former Formula 1 technical director Gary Anderson, is a result of changes the team has made to itself.

FIA believes Leclerc fine won't lead to more pitlane risks

The FIA insists that giving Ferrari just a fine for Charles Leclerc’s unsafe release in the German Grand Prix has not opened the door for other teams to take risks in the future.

"Bitter" Sainz backs McLaren strategy despite lost podium shot

Carlos Sainz said it felt "very bitter" to miss out on a chance at his maiden podium in the chaotic German Grand Prix - but backed his McLaren team's cautious strategy.

Marko rules out Red Bull replacing Gasly mid-season

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has silenced talk that Pierre Gasly’s future at the Formula 1 team is again in doubt, by confirming that the Frenchman will see out the season.

German GP: Best of team radio

Relive the German Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

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What was behind Alfa Romeo’s double penalty in Germany

The excitement of last weekend’s German Grand Prix continued even after the race at Hockenheim had finished, as both Alfa Romeo drivers were struck with a penalty.

Leclerc: I put everything in the bin with crash

Charles Leclerc says he "put everything in the bin" with his crash in Formula 1's German Grand Prix after Ferrari got him "in the position to fight for a win".

Russell says Williams "made wrong choice" with tyres

George Russell feels his Williams team "made the wrong choice" with his tyre strategy during the German Grand Prix, admitting they threw away the chance of a much better result.

German Grand Prix driver ratings

A German Grand Prix that had just about everything resulted in a predictably wild range of scores in our driver ratings. But while there were a number of impressive performers, only one driver earned a perfect 10

Albon didn't want to engage in costly Hamilton battle

Alex Albon says he was forced to fight Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton during the latter stages of the 2019 German Grand Prix, and it ultimately cost him several positions.

Steiner: Team orders may be only solution to Haas clashes

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner fears that team orders may now be the only way to stop his drivers crashing into each other – as he said he cannot allow things to continue as they are.

FIA sees no issue with Hockenheim's drag strip run-off

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi believes there was nothing wrong with the controversial 'drag strip' area at the Hockenheim circuit, despite it being blasted as "unacceptable" by Charles Leclerc.

The seven phases of F1's outrageous German GP

As Lewis Hamilton put it, the German Grand Prix was like a game of Snakes and Ladders, a chaotic, action-packed race where nearly all drivers had a chance to be on the podium.

Verstappen: Germany win doesn't change championship outlook

German Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen says his victory at Hockenheim will not alter the outlook of the Formula 1 drivers' championship battle.

Hamilton says German GP was "like Snakes and Ladders"

Lewis Hamilton says his Formula 1 German Grand Prix was almost "like Snakes and Ladders" and that he "kept hitting the snakes" to fall from first to a P11 finish.

German GP: Best images from Sunday’s race

Check out the best images as the Formula 1 circus descended on Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix, which served up an absolutely thrilling race in changeable weather conditions.

German GP: Animated lapchart of the race

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2019 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, which charts the pitstops and position changes.

Vasseur: Alfa has "evidence" to get penalties overturned

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team boss Fred Vasseur says that the Swiss outfit has the “grounds and evidence” to have the German Grand Prix penalties for Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi overturned on appeal.

Alfa Romeos penalised, Hamilton and Kubica in the points

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi have lost their top-10 finishing positions in the German Grand Prix due to post-race penalties.

Wolff: Mercedes celebrations played no part in "Armageddon" race

Toto Wolff has dismissed suggestions Mercedes’ German Grand Prix celebrations had turned out an embarrassment in light of its “Armageddon” race.

System "anomaly" triggered Hamilton's SC investigation

Lewis Hamilton has been told he is in the clear for an alleged breach of the safety car regulations in the German Grand Prix, after the FIA confirmed that an "anomaly" in the system was to blame for the situation.

Stroll says mistake cost him German GP podium

Racing Point driver Lance Stroll believes a mistake late in the German Grand Prix cost him his second Formula 1 podium.

Magnussen blames Grosjean for late German GP clash

Kevin Magnussen says that his Haas Formula 1 teammate Romain Grosjean was at fault for their latest collision during Formula 1's wild German Grand Prix.

Leclerc says low-grip Hockenheim run-off "unacceptable"

Charles Leclerc says it is "unacceptable" to have what he considered as low-grip asphalt at the corner in which the Ferrari driver crashed out of Formula 1's German Grand Prix.

Kvyat: German GP was "horror movie with a bit of black comedy"

Shock German Grand Prix podium finisher Daniil Kvyat has described the chaotic Hockenheim Formula 1 race as "a horror movie with a bit of black comedy".

German GP: Verstappen wins crazy race, disaster for Mercedes

Max Verstappen mastered both wet and dry conditions to win the 2019 Formula 1 German Grand Prix for Red Bull as Mercedes faltered.

Live: The German GP as it happened

Follow all the action from the German Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Wet German GP would be a step into the unknown - Pirelli

Pirelli admits that rain in the German GP will be a step into the unknown as the Italian company's 2019 wet and intermediates have not been run on track this year.

Wolff expected Mercedes to be "much more competitive"

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he expected the W10 car to be much more competitive in Germany despite Lewis Hamilton grabbing pole position.

Binotto admits Ferrari needs to review "internal processes"

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto says his team must sort its internal approach to reliability after its drivers suffered a nightmare qualifying session for the German Grand Prix.

McLaren blames battery issue for Norris' Q1 exit

McLaren has discovered that a problem with the battery pack on Lando Norris' car was the real cause of him getting knocked out of Q1 at the German Grand Prix.

Ferrari "doesn't deserve" qualifying disaster - Leclerc

Charles Leclerc has sympathised with his Ferrari Formula 1 team after its German Grand Prix qualifying disaster, saying the Italian outfit “doesn’t deserve it”.

Bottas held back by "surprising" brake inconsistency

Valtteri Bottas says a “surprising” brake issue hampered him in German Grand Prix qualifying, where he finished third behind Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

German GP: Starting grid in pictures

Here’s how the grid lines up for the 2019 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, the 11th round of the Formula 1 World Championship.

Norris feels he let McLaren down with Q1 exit

Lando Norris says he let himself and his McLaren Formula 1 team down for the "first time this season" during qualifying for the German Grand Prix.

Mercedes was ready to replace ill Hamilton for qualifying

The Mercedes Formula 1 team was prepared to put Esteban Ocon in Lewis Hamilton's car on Saturday as the German Grand Prix pole-sitter felt unwell.

German GP: Hamilton on pole as Ferrari implodes

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix after Ferrari's challenge imploded thanks to problems for both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.

Brown: Sainz, Norris giving McLaren edge over midfield rivals

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says new drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris have played a key part in setting up the team's current position at the top of Formula 1 midfield.

German GP: Leclerc tops FP3, Mercedes off the pace

Charles Leclerc was fastest again for Ferrari in third practice for the 2019 German Grand Prix, outpacing the quickest Mercedes by half a second.

German GP qualifying as it happened

Follow all the action from the German Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

F1 race director issues track limits warning at German GP

Formula 1 drivers have been warned that they face punishment if they abuse track limits at Hockenheim’s first and final corners for the rest of the German Grand Prix weekend.

Kubica gets replacement Williams chassis due to damage

Robert Kubica is to run with a new chassis for the rest of the German Grand Prix after his Williams team discovered damage to the one he ran in Friday practice.

The man behind the Vettel tribute helmet in Hockenheim

This weekend Sebastian Vettel is wearing a special tribute helmet to one of Mercedes-Benz’s longest-serving drivers, Bernd Schneider. Although Schneider’s Formula 1 record wasn’t much to speak of, his subsequent career in the DTM and FIA GTs with Mercedes was absolutely stellar.

German GP: Best images from Hockenheim on Friday

Check out the best images so far as the Formula 1 circus descends on Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix, including a new helmet for Sebastian Vettel and a smash for Pierre Gasly.

Magnussen seeing no progress from latest Haas F1 update

Kevin Magnussen said Haas' latest Formula 1 upgrades had made little difference after being outpaced by the Melbourne-spec car of his teammate Romain Grosjean during German Grand Prix practice.

Mercedes would've struggled "massively" without cooling update

Valtteri Bottas reckons Mercedes would have struggled "massively" to even run in the heat of Friday at the German Grand Prix if it had not introduced an update to improve its cooling.

Kubica hampered by "fragile" Williams losing parts

Robert Kubica has expressed his frustration after his Williams Formula 1 car lost a piece of bodywork early in FP1 at Hockenheim.