Pictures, Videos, Wins & Fails from the 2013 German GP after the break
|Vetter and Webber burn Hamilton at the start|
|Massa appears to screw the pooch on lap four|
|Red Bull screws up Webber's pit stop and put an FOM cameramen in the hospital. The would be fined a measly 30K Euros|
|Marussia's Cosworth explodes. Corner workers, apparently asleep. allow car to roll across the track. Vettel is lucky to have just enough time to dodge it.|
|Safety car allows all the leaders to stop for tires, Webber somehow is allowed to un-lap himself.|
|Grosjean on the same strategy as Vettel, attacks but will have to let Kimi through on team orders|
|Alonso's strategy did not fully pay off because he could only do a 14 lap stint on primes at the start. Button did 21 on the same tire. He also lost too much time behind a desperate Lewis Hamilton.|
|Disaster for Mercedes, after Rosberg not making Q3 Hamilton scores just 5th from pole.|
|Epic battle in the final laps, with Raikkonen, Grosjean and Alonso chasing down Vettel.|
|One or two more laps and Kimi would have done it.|
|But it was Vettel's day as he wins his first home GP!|
WIN & FAIL
Pirelli: manufactures 1000 or so new tires in less that a week, none failed.
Vettel: flawless race under pressure.
Lotus: It very easily could have been a Lotus 1-2 in Germany. Both Grosjean and Raikkonen had amazing drives.
Alonso: 9th to 4th, gave it his all as usual.
Webber: Salvages a 7th place finish after the pit stop disaster. Will buy Charlie Whiting a pint for letting him take his lap back under safety car.
Mclaren: amazingly, 6th and 7th is a great result for Mclarn this year!
Nico Hulkenberg: Best way to get over not getting a paycheck is to put in a job application like that.
Mercedes: It was supposed to be their week end at home, they looked rather pathetic. Hamilton manages 5th from pole and whines the whole race about bad tires. Rosberg is 9th, two places down from Webber who had been DFL at one stage.
Massa: His goose is getting more and more cooked.
Ferrari: they cannot continue to rely on Alonso to come back from lousy qualifying positions.
Red Bull: That pit stop was more Minardi than Red Bull
Force India: Hero to zero after the British GP
Daniel Ricciardo: Not the kind of performance you need if you want Webber's spot.
Williams: now truly in danger of scrapping with Caterham.
The German Grand Prix Nurburgring, Germany;Results - 60 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h41m14.711s 2. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault +1.008s 3. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault +5.830s 4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari +7.721s 5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +26.927s 6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes +27.996s 7. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault +37.562s 8. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes +38.306s 9. Nico Rosberg Mercedes +46.821s 10. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari +49.892s 11. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes +53.771s 12. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari +56.975s 13. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes +57.738s 14. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari +1m00.160s 15. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault +1m01.929s 16. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault +1 lap 17. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault +1 lap 18. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault +1 lap 19. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth +1 lap Retirements: Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 22 laps Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 21 laps Felipe Massa Ferrari 3 lapsWorld Championship standings, round 9: Drivers: Constructors: 1. Vettel 157 1. Red Bull-Renault 250 2. Alonso 123 2. Mercedes 183 3. Raikkonen 116 3. Ferrari 180 4. Hamilton 99 4. Lotus-Renault 157 5. Webber 93 5. Force India-Mercedes 59 6. Rosberg 84 6. McLaren-Mercedes 49 7. Massa 57 7. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 24 8. Grosjean 41 8. Sauber-Ferrari 7 9. Di Resta 36 10. Button 33 11. Sutil 23 12. Perez 16 13. Vergne 13 14. Ricciardo 11 15. Hulkenberg 7