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The 2016 Formula 1 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, the number 12 race of the 2016 Formula 1 season.  It was a tremendous event at the home of Nico Rosberg, who recently dropped to second in the 2016 Formula 1 season drivers’ championship campaign at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Before we jump to the sensational race actions let’s take a look at what happened during the qualifying rounds. The 2016 Formula 1 German Grand Prix qualifying turned out to be a day Nico Rosberg will always remember to have had one of his best qualifying laps in his career.

Nico Rosberg on home soil dramatically snatched pole position from Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton who had started on a promising level failed to finish it up, he lost the pole to Rosberg by a costly mistake he made at the final lap. This is excellent for Rosberg who has been continuously outshined by his team mate in the past Grand Prix races where he lost his lead in the drivers’ standing to Hamilton. Roseberg could not complete his first lap due to an electronic error but he could complete the second lap and claim the pole position.

Hamilton said he had a great pace but he just could not finish it up at the final lap. This meant that it’s surely going to be a great contest on Sunday.

Driver’s positions after qualifying

Position Driver Time
1 Nico Rosberg 1:14.363
2 Lewis Hamilton 1:14.470
3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:14.726
4 Max Verstappen 1:14.834
5 Kimi Raikkonen 1:15.142
6 Sebastian Vettel 1:15.315
7 Nico Hulkenberg 1:15.510
8 Valtteri Bottas 1:15.530
9 Sergio Perez 1:15.537
10 Felipe Massa 1:15.615
11 Esteban Gutierrez 1:15.883
12 Jenson Button 1:15.909
13 Carlos Sainz 1:15.989
14 Fernando Alonso 1:16.041
15 Romain Grosjean 1:16.086
16 Jolyon Palmer 1:16.665
17 Kevin Magnussen 1:16.716
18 Pascal Wehrlein 1:16.717
19 Daniil Kvyat 1:16.876
20 Rio Haryanto 1:16.977
21 Felipe Nasr 1:17.123
22 Marcus Ericsson 1:17.238
Nico Rosberg after winning pole position

Nico Rosberg after winning pole position
source: www.gettyimages.com

On Sunday 31st July, the 2016 Formula 1 German Grand Prix was live at Hockenheimring in Baden-Wuettemberg, Germany. Nico Rosberg had already claimed pole position on home soil and Hamilton had promised he is going to fight back and take the victory at the Grand Prix. No doubt everyone expected it’s going to be a terrific race as both Mercedes Benz drivers set to take on each other again as if no other driver is going to join them in the track.

It was all good for Mercedes Benz racing at home in Germany, they’ve been the boss when we talk about the constructors standing since the beginning of the season.

What will the result be today? Is Rosberg getting back his lead in the drivers standing on home soil or is he going to sink deeper under the foot of his British team mate? That’s the question on all minds present at the 2016 F1 German Grand Prix before the race began.

  Nico Rosberg wins Spa Francorchamps for the 2016 F1 season

Actions at the 2016 F1 German Grand Prix goes thus:

Lap 1/67: It was very bad start for Rosberg , Hamilton took the lead already before the first turn and so did Verstappen and Ricciardo. Rosberg is now in fourth place.

Lap 2/67: Rosberg is challenging Ricciardo heavily to take over his position.

Lap 3/67: Hamilton leads now with 1.8 seconds, the Briton is on it again today.

Lap 4/67: Hamilton now leads 2 seconds clear, Verstappen is told to be on a look out for his tyres.

Lap 5/67: Raikkonen pecking at his team mate, Sebastian Vettel.

Lap 6/67: Rosberg giving a fight by setting a fastest lap of 1:20.7 but now Hamilton leads by 2.3 seconds.

Lap 7/67: Hamilton leads by 3 seconds now. Verstappen is in the second position, Ricciardo is third and Rosberg is over a second behind him.

Lap 8/67: There seem to be good news for Hamilton as Verstappen notifies his Red Bull team that he is struggling with his rear tyres.

Lap 9/67: Hamilton looks better by posting a new fastest lap of 1:20.5.

Lap 10/67: Rosberg still in fourth position, Hamilton now 5 seconds ahead.

Lap 11/67: Hamilton is now 5.5 seconds clear. Rosberg still dwelling in his fourth position, this is not good for him at home.

Lap 12/67: Rosberg and Verstapppen pits, this is a boost for Hamilton who now leads Ricciardo in the second position by 7.8 seconds.

Lap 13/67: Rosberg is back on the track at 10th position, Hamilton posts a new fastest lap 1:20.4 seconds. Ricciardo pits.

Lap 14/67: Hamilton is now leading the race by 15 seconds, he pits.

Lap 15/67: Hamilton is back and he’s six seconds ahead now riding on new tyres. Rosberg gives a new fastest lap 1:20.2.

Lap 16/67: Hamilton leading the race, he is followed by Verstappen, Ricciardo, Rosberg, Vettel and Raikkonen respectively.

Lap 17/67: Rosberg is chasing Ricciardo in third position steadily, he posts a new fastest lap 1:20.19.

Lap 18/67: Hamilton is enjoying his lead at the front end of the race, he now leads with 6.5 seconds. Jenson Button takes over Gutierrez’s 9th position.

Lap 19/67: Verstappen is trying his best to race along with Hamilton.

Lap 20/67: Hamilton increases his lead a little bit to 6.6 seconds ahead of Verstappen.

Lap 21/67: Verstappen doesn’t seem to like his tyres.

Lap 22/67: Rosberg is still in the fourth position, what a horrific start for him at home today.

Lap 23/67: Hamilton is killing it today, he looks unbeatable, he is now 6.5 seconds ahead.

Lap 24/67: Rosberg now very close to Ricciardo.

Lap 25/67: Hamilton extends his leads to 7 seconds, what a race for him.


Lap 26/67: Hamilton now 8.3 seconds ahead, definitely invincible today.

Lap 27/67: Rosberg pits

Lap 28/67: Hamilton now leads by over 10 seconds, it seems the race is over already.

Lap 29/67: Rosberg back on the track, he forced Verstappen aside, he is now in the fifth position.

Lap 30/67: The reigning world champion is now 11 seconds clear.

Lap 31/67: Hamilton in first place, Ricciardo in second, Vettel in third, Raikkonen in fourth, Rosberg in fifth and Verstappen in sixth.

Lap 32/67: Hamilton’s lead keeps getting stronger, he now leads by 12.5 seconds.

Lap 33/67: Rosberg gets five seconds penalty for forcing Verstappen off the track, it is not a good day for him. Raikkonen pits.

Lap 34/67: Hamilton Pits, he is back on track almost immediately, he now leads Rosberg by 6 seconds

Lap 35/67: Rosberg is absolutely not happy with that penalty.

Lap 36/67: Rosberg is pulling it together now, he is 5.5 seconds behind Hamilton. Ricciardo gives a new fastest lap of 1:19.6.

Lap 37/67: Rosberg now behind Hamilton, Verstappen is in third position, Ricciardo is fourth, Vettel is fifth and Raikkonen is sixth.

Lap 38/67: Hamilton posts a new fastest lap of 1:19.4 and he is now 7 seconds ahead of Rosberg.

Lap 39/67: Ricciardo is challenging Verstappen for the third place now.

Lap 40/67: Ricciardo takes over the third place from Verstappen. Hamilton now leads with 7.5 seconds ahead of Rosberg.

Lap 41/67: Ricciardo gives a 1:19.1 and moves strongly on Rosberg.

Lap 42/67: Hamilton is enjoying his lead with 9 seconds ahead. Verstappen can’t stop complaining about his tyres.

Lap 43/67: Red Bull encourage Ricciardo.

Lap 44/67: Ricciardo is now just half a second behind Rosberg. Hamilton leads with over ten seconds.

Lap 45/67: Rosberg pits to change to soft tyres and he’s also going to take the 5 seconds penalty. Hamilton now 12 seconds ahead of Ricciardo.

Lap 46/67: It looks like Rosberg may not make it to the podium today.

Lap 47/67: Ricciardo pits. Hamilton now 29 seconds ahead of Raikkonen. Hamilton pits and he’s back on track with 12 seconds ahead.

Lap 48/67: Raikkonen pits. Verstappen is now in pursuit of Ricciardo he post a lap of 1:18.9.

Lap 49/67: Rosberg is back in the fourth place. Ricciardo responds to Verstappen’s threat by a new fastest lap of 1:18.4.

Lap 50/67: Ricciardo cut down Hamilton’s lead to 7 seconds.

Lap 51/67: Hamilton should do something about Ricciardo’s challenge.

Lap 52/67: Hamilton still maintain his lead though

Lap 53/67: Hamilton is gains more gap ahead of Ricciardo, he is above 7 seconds clear.

Lap 54/67: Ricciardo keep on the chase after Hamilton.

Lap 55/67: Hamilton’s leading gap is reduced again to 6.5 seconds ahead of Ricciardo.

Lap 56/67: Rosberg is still in the fourth place. He may miss the podium party today.

Lap 57/67: Hamilton is still ahead of the race, a victory for him today will place him 19 points ahead in the drivers’ championship standing.


Lap 58/67: What can Nico Rosberg do? Can he make a place on the podium?

Lap 59/67: Rain may be coming in few minutes. Rosberg is still struggling.

Lap 60/67: Hamilton still maintains his lead 7 seconds clear.

Lap 61/67: Ricciardo closed in on Hamilton by 1 second.

Lap 62/67: Some drops of rain can be seen. Could that be a problem at this time?

Lap 63/67: Hamilton now 6.6 seconds ahead of Ricciardo.

Lap 64/67: No doubt Hamilton is taking the top spot of the podium again today.

Lap 65/67: Rosberg still in the fourth position

Lap 66/67: Somewhere in the middle of the race Jenson Button manages to take over the 8th position.

Lap 67/67: Lewis Hamilton has done it again, he has won the German Grand Prix, an outstanding performance.

2016 F1 German Grand Prix race results

Position Driver Car
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Benz
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Benz
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India
8 Jenson Button McLaren
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams
10 Sergio Perez Force India
11 Esteban Gutierrez Haas
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren
13 Romain Grosjean Haas
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault
17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber
19 Jolyon Palmer Renault
20 Rio Harynato Manor
21 Felipe Nasr (did not finish) Sauber
22 Felipe Massa (did not finish) Williams
Lewis Hamilton Winner of the German Grand Prix and current world championship leader

Lewis Hamilton Winner of the German Grand Prix and current world championship leader
source: www.thguardian.com

Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Formula 1 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim with a brilliant performance, the woeful start of Rosberg and a 5 second penalty handed to him during the race did all the damage, the German could not even make it to the podium on home soil. Red Bull’s duo Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will join Lewis Hamilton on the podium for the second and third positions respectively.

It has been an amazing one once again. Thank you for joining us today. Join us again August 28 for the Belgian Grand Prix. Thank you and have a nice day.

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