Lots of drivers are sneaking in an extra little practice. There’s bare spritz all over the show.
It’s pretty wet in Hockenheim, so I assume Schumacher will win.
I’m not surprised Hamilton is pushing through. Everyone knows that you force yourself to work when you’re ill so you can take a sickie when you’re in shape to enjoy it.
It’s one of those where he’s almost doing too well. Of the 11 Grands Prix so far this season, Lewis Hamilton has won eight, finished second twice, and fifth once, leading Valtteri Bottas at the top of the driver standings by 39 points. He’s in a good spot.
Problem being that he’s now ill. Not too ill to secure pole position for today’s race, but finding a few fast laps is not the same as putting body and mind through 67 of the blighters. Behind him, Jos Verstappen and Bottas, second and third on the grid respectively, will be fancying the ruckus.
The Hockenheimring is one of the best circuits in the world for overtaking, but on the other hand, only Hamilton has won a race on it. If he can find a way to do likewise today, a sixth championship will look like a formality.
Start: 2.10pm BST, 3.10pm local time.