Heading into the German Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel will be
the favourite of three German drivers aiming for victory at the Nurburgring
So far this season no driver has been able to win a GP held
on their home soil. Mark Webber was unable to win his home GP in Australia
which was instead won by his dominant young German team-mate. Fernando Alonso
could only manage a best of second place out of the two races held on Spanish
It was the Spaniard however who prevented either of the
English driver pairing of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton from standing at the
top of the podium in Silverstone.
Ferrari has found their form with a victory and two
runner-up finishes from the last four races. The momentum has not shifted
completely from Red Bull, as they have two wins and five podium finishes
between their drivers in the same four race span. Alonso however is dangerous under normal
circumstances and with a car he is confident in, he has to factor into the
calculations of who will win this weekend.
German team Mercedes will be hoping that one of its German
drivers will provide reason for celebration this weekend. Michael Schumacher
has won the German GP four times and will be hoping to add to that tally, but
Nico Rosberg has been consistently faster than him over the last two seasons.
If Mercedes does have a break through, expect it from him.
As usual, the local crew will be out at The Lonestar Bar and
Grill watching all the action.