2018 German Grand Prix
|2018 German Grand Prix|
Race 11 of 21 in the 2018 Formula One World Championship|
The layout of the Hockenheimring
|Date||22 July 2018|
|Official name||Formula 1 Emirates Großer Preis von Deutschland 2018|
|Location||Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.574 km (2.842 mi)|
|Distance||67 laps, 306.458 km (190.424 mi)|
|Weather||Cloudy, rainy, then cloudy|
|Time||1:15.545 on lap 66|
The 2018 German Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Emirates Großer Preis von Deutschland 2018) was a Formula One motor race held on 22 July 2018. After a one-year absence from the championship (the previous race was in 2016), the race returned to the Hockenheimring near Hockenheim in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It was the eleventh round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, and it marked the 77th running of the German Grand Prix, and the 63rd time the race had been run as a round of the World Championship since the series' inception in 1950.
Before the race, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was the leader of the World Drivers' Championship, while Lewis Hamilton was in second place, eight points behind Vettel. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari held a twenty-point lead over Mercedes. Hamilton won the race from 14th on the grid, leading a Mercedes 1–2 ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas after race leader Vettel crashed out. The race was not without controversy as Hamilton was seen to abort a planned pit stop late in the race, cutting across the infield to rejoin the circuit. He was reprimanded for the rules violation, but was allowed to keep his race win. As a result of the race, Mercedes and Hamilton advanced to the first places in the Constructors' and the Drivers' championship standings respectively.
|4||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer||1:13.127||1:12.188||1:11.822||4|
|8||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Renault||1:13.324||1:13.032||1:12.692||8|
|10||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||1:13.427||1:13.072||1:12.774||10|
|14||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:13.012||no time||14|
|15||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer||1:13.318||no time||191|
|16||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1:13.720||15|
|17||10||Pierre Gasly||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:13.749||202|
|18||28||Brendon Hartley||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:14.045||16|
|107% time: 1:17.580|
- ^1 – Daniel Ricciardo received a 20-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.
- ^2 – Pierre Gasly received a 30-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.
- ^1 – Carlos Sainz Jr. originally finished 10th, but received a 10-second penalty for overtaking under safety car conditions.
- ^2 – Fernando Alonso retired from the race, but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Points accurate at final declaration of results. Force India's points were subsequently voided.
- "Formula 1 Großer Pries von Deutschland 2016". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
- "Lewis Hamilton seals miracle German Grand Prix win after Vettel crashes out". Guardian. 22 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "Formula 1 Emirates Grosser Preis von Deutschland – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 21 July 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- "Formula 1 Emirates Grosser Preis von Deutschland – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 22 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
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