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# german-grand-prix - Saturday 19 July, 2014

VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton suffered a bad crash in Hockenheim today

Despite being shaken and groggy, the 29-year-old was able to climb from his wrecked car and walk away.

# german-grand-prix - Sunday 7 July, 2013

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# german-grand-prix - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Vettel drops back to fifth for illegal move during German GP

The current world champion was penalised for passing Jenson Button on the penultimate lap.

Alonso extends his lead with win at German Grand Prix F1

Alonso extends his lead with win at German Grand Prix

The 30-year-old Spaniard beat Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button to seal the victory at Hockenheim.

# german-grand-prix - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Schumacher admits to brain fade before crash F1

Schumacher admits to brain fade before crash

The 43-year-old lost control of his Mercedes Formula One car during Friday’s second practice session at the Hockenheimring and spun into the tyre barrier.

# german-grand-prix - Sunday 24 July, 2011

Hamilton victorious in Germany

The English driver claimed his second win of the season to give McLaren a much-needed boost.

# german-grand-prix - Friday 22 July, 2011

Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend

The German Grand Prix gets underway, Waterford take on Galway, Ireland U19s continue their European Championships campaign, along with much more to look forward to in the coming days.

# german-grand-prix - Monday 26 July, 2010

SUNDAY’S GERMAN grand prix ended on a note of drama, after Ferrari’s Felipe Massa appeared to slow down and allow his teammate through to win.

It was a year to the day since Massa’s serious accident, but the driver forsook the opportunity to take first place. Two laps after receiving a call from his team to say that Alonso was running faster, Massa seemed to slow down and allow Alonso out in front.



Here’s the manoeuvre from the camera on Massa’s car:


Was he ordered to pull over? The sport’s rules state that team orders cannot interfere with the race result. The rule was introduced after the Austrian GP in 2002, when Rubens Barrichello clearly pulled over to allow his Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher through.

The team’s president said that this has always happened, and that team interests come above an individual’s.

Ferrari was immediately fined $100,000 and the issue is being referred to the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council for further consideration. The team could be expelled from the championship, or could face no punishment whatsoever. The Council gets to decide what, if any, punishment the team receives.

If Alonso and Massa have their results for the race eliminated, third-placed Sebastien Vettel will be awarded the win for his home track. It would also see extra points for championship contenders Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, and Mark Webber.

A hearing on the matter is not expected to take place until after the Hungarian GP this weekend.