Lewis Hamilton who had emerged
on top of the driver’s table after his victory in Hungary in the last race, continued
with his winning spree as he extended his championship lead to 19 points with a
clear win in Germany. In the end he was 6.9 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Ricciardo as he claimed his
49th Grand Prix victory - and his sixth win in the last seven races.
His Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg could only manage a fourth
position but the two drivers of Red Bull racing Daniel Ricciardo and Max
Verstappen managed a place on the podium by coming in 2nd and 3rd
POS NO DRIVER TEAM
1 44 Lewis
2 3 Daniel
Ricciardo RED BULL RACING
3 33 Max
Verstappen RED BULL RACING
4 6 Nico
5 5 Sebastian
6 7 Kimi
7 27 Nico
Hulkenberg FORCE INDIA
8 22 Jenson
9 77 Valtteri
10 11 Sergio
Perez FORCE INDIA
11 21 Esteban
12 14 Fernando
13 8 Romain
14 55 Carlos
Sainz TORO ROSSO
15 26 Daniil
Kvyat TORO ROSSO
16 20 Kevin
17 94 Pascal
Wehrlein MRT MERCEDES
18 9 Marcus
19 30 Jolyon
20 88 Rio
Haryanto MRT MERCEDES
NC 12 Felipe
Nasr SAUBER DNF
NC 19 Felipe
Massa WILLIAMS DNF
Note - Grosjean had a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled
gearbox change. Hulkenberg had a one-place grid penalty for misuse tyres in
qualifying. Sainz had a three-place grid penalty for impeding Massa during
For Vijay Mallya controlled
Force India team, the two drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez came in 7th
and 10th position, thereby securing crucial points for the team. For
Lewis who started his race behind his teammate who was in pole position, there
was no looking back as the lights went out. He was in complete command at
Hockenheim. Everything was timed perfectly for him as he kept up with the lead
at every it stop.
Rosberg managed a fourth in
the race, warding off stiff competition from the two Ferrari drivers-- Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.
Hamilton now has 217 points to
Rosberg’s 198 with Ricciardo keeping third place with 133 from Raikkonen on
122, Vettel on 120 and Verstappen on 115.
In the constructors’ stakes,
Mercedes increase their lead with 415 points as Red Bull overtake Ferrari - 256
to 242. Williams have 96, Force India 80, Toro Rosso 45 and McLaren 42.
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