2014 German Formula 1 Grand Prix - Race

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Thank you for joining us for a thrilling Hockenheim weekend
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Hulkenberg, Button, Magnussen and Perez complete the points positions
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Vettel takes fourth, while Alonso keeps Ricciardo at bay for fifth
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Bottas comes home in second, with Hamilton third
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A brilliant performance from the championship leader on home soil
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Rosberg rounds the final few corners to win the German Grand Prix!
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It looks as though Bottas is going to hold on
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Hamilton isn't close enough at the hairpin
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Can Hamilton find a way past Bottas?
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Final lap: Rosberg heads on to his last tour
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Lap 66/67: "He's too fast on the straight,"says Hamilton, referring to Bottas
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Lap 65/67: Rosberg is 20 seconds ahead of the battling Bottas and Hamilton
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Bottas has the measure of him for the time being
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Lap 63/67: Hamilton's charge appears to have been eased slightly
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Fantastic racing between the pair
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He almost gets through at Turn 9, but Alonso holds on!
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Lap 62/67: Ricciardo is told to use the overtake button
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At the same time, Ricciardo and Alonso are still squabbling
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He's not quite close enough on this lap
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Lap 61/67: Hamilton doing his best to find a way past Bottas
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It is surely just a question of time...
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Lap 60/67: Hamilton is now on the tail of Bottas
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Ricciardo just holding on at the moment
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Alonso are battling hard over fifth position
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Lap 59/67: Bottas is warned that he needs to look after his tyres
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He's been closing at more than a second per lap
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Lap 58/67: Hamilton now just four seconds behind Bottas
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Alonso moves ahead at the hairpin
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Alonso now all over the back of Button's car
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Lap 57/67: Ricciardo pulls a fine move on Button at Turn 9 for sixth
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He switches to Super Softs and rejoins in seventh
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Alonso comes in for his last stop of the day
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He's absolutely flying at the moment
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Lap 56/67: Hamilton passes Alonso for third
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Perez passes Raikkonen as the Finn rejoins the track
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Lap 55/67: Magnussen and Raikkonen make their final stops
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He's now just 5.6 seconds behind Alonso
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Lap 54/67: Hamilton posts a new fastest lap
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A clean move from the Red Bull driver at the hairpin
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Lap 53/67: Ricciardo passes Hulkenberg for P7
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The track is green again
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Lap 52/67: Sutil's car is now being pushed away by marshals
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He puts on Super Softs and rejoins in fourth
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Lap 51/67: Hamilton makes his final scheduled stop
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Replays show him simply losing control through the final corner
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He steps out of his car, which is now lying in the middle of the track
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Lap 50/67: Sutil spins and stalls his car on the main straight
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The track is clear and DRS has been enabled once more
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Next in his sights is the Williams of Bottas
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Lap 49/67: Hamilton passes Alonso at the hairpin for P3
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Hamilton is closing on Alonso ahead
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Lap 48/67: Rosberg is told that there should not be any rain before the finish
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He switches back to the Soft tyres and rejoins in eighth
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Lap 47/67: Ricciardo comes into the pits
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He manages to jump out unharmed, with marshals quickly on the scene
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Kvyat pulls off the track with a fire developing
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Lap 46/67: Vettel pits from fourth, putting on Super Softs
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The Australian uses all of the track and more at the final corner
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Lap 45/67: Ricciardo is doing his best to reel in Button
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Alonso is third, from Vettel and Hamilton
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Lap 44/67: Rosberg sits 12 seconds clear of Bottas after the latest stops
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Hamilton rejoins in fifth position
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He also keeps on his damaged front wing
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A fresh set of Super Softs for the Briton
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Lap 43/67: Hamilton pits from second
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Ricciardo posts a new fastest lap
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He puts on more softs and holds on to P1
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Lap 42/67: Race leader Rosberg pits
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Close up shots confirm plenty of wear on Rosberg's front-left tyre
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Replays show Perez getting squeezed out by Sutil in the battle for 11th
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Lap 41/67: Bottas pits, taking on more Softs
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He puts on another set of Soft tyres
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Hulkenberg brings his Force India into the pits
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Lap 40/67: Rosberg says he is struggling with his front-left tyre
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Hamilton is told that a front wing change will cost too much time at his next stop
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Hamilton is a further 14 seconds adrift in third
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Lap 39/67: Rosberg now more than 15 seconds clear of Bottas
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Vergne pits for fresh rubber
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Vettel follows the Spaniard through
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Lap 38/67: Alonso passes Hulkenberg at the hairpin
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Alonso betters Hamilton's lap time
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Ricciardo comes in, putting on Super Softs like team-mate Vettel
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Lap 36/67: Hamilton posts a new fastest lap of the race
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Raikkonen and Perez have both pitted
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But Alonso finds a way past on the run down to the hairpin
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Vettel rejoins in sixth, just ahead of Alonso
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Lap 35/67: Vettel pits, switching from Softs to Super Softs
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He returns to the track in seventh
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Lap 34/67: Alonso pits, taking on more Softs
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Close up footage shows the damage to the left-hand endplate of his front wing
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Hamilton pulls off a pass and breaks into the top five
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Lap 33/67: Hamilton is all over the back of Hulkenberg's Forcee India
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The McLaren driver puts on more Soft tyres
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Lap 32/67: Button makes his second stop
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He puts his hand up to Button, appearing to apologise
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Lap 31/67: Hamilton gets past cleanly on the next lap
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Hamilton has some front wing damage, but stays out for the time being
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Hamilton goes for a move on Button at the hairpin, but the pair make contact
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Hulkenberg appears to be struggling with his car
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Replays show Hamilton passing Ricciardo for seventh
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Vettel is 8.2 seconds further back, with Alonso in close company
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Lap 30/67: Rosberg leads Bottas by 14 seconds
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He had complained of power loss moments earlier
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Grosjean has ground to a halt at Turn 2
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Lap 28/67: Vergne has been given a five-second stop/go penalty for exceeding track limits
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He puts on more Softs and rejoins in eighth
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Lap 27/67: Hamilton finally makes his first pit-stop
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Hamilton told to pit at the end of the lap
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Lap 26/67: Grosjean has pitted for Super Softs
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Replays show Raikkonen moving into the top 10, at the expense of Vergne
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Lap 25/67: Vettel and Alonso are gaining on Hamilton, who is still yet to stop
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He now sets his sights on 10th-placed Vergne
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Lap 24/67: Replays show Raikkonen passing Perez for 11th position
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Grosjean and Vergne are under investigation from exceeding the track limits and gaining time at Turn 6
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Perez is told to lift and coast by his engineer
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Lap 23/67: Grosjean falls into the clutches of Raikkonen, who moves past at the hairpin
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Perez fights back and reclaims the position from Grosjean
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Lap 22/67: Grosjean passes Perez for P11
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Having started on Softs, he switches to the Super Softs
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Raikkonen makes his first stop of the afternoon
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Lap 21/67: Ricciardo pulls a move on Button for ninth
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Hamilton was recently told not to defend too aggressively
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Lap 20/67: Bottas has regained second, passing Hamilton into the hairpin
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Lap 19/67: Bottas and his engineer discuss the weather situation over the radio
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Some spots of rain are falling around the circuit
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Lap 18/67: Ricciardo is told to make an adjustment on his steering wheel
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Hamilton is marginally quicker at the moment, despite his olderrubber
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Lap 17/67: Hamilton, yet to stop, is now running behind team-mate Rosberg
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Raikkonen was very lucky not to get caught up between the pair
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The German comes out on top after some bold driving on the run down to the hairpin
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Some superb racing between Vettel and the Ferraris!
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All front runners have switched to the Soft ocmpound so far
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Perez and Gutierrez are also in for fresh tyres
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Lap 15/67: Vettel and Hulkenberg dive into the pits
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Hamilton finds a way past Perez's Force India
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Lap 14/47: Button and Ricciardo are the next to pit
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Both men continue as normal, but it could so easily have been terminal
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...they touch!
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Hamilton lunges up the inside of Raikkonen at the hairpin...
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Lap 13/67: Alonso is the first of the frontrunners to pit
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His lead is up to 7.1 seconds now
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Lap 12/67: Rosberg almost a second per lap faster than Bottas at present
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Hamilton has a look at Raikkonen but fails to find a way through
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Great driving from the Australian!
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Ricciardo goes on to slip past Raikkonen at Turn 9
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But Ricciardo fights back on the exit!
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Lap 11/67: Hamilton dives past Ricciardo into the hairpin
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He has a little look into the hairpin, but itsn't close enough
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Lap 10/67: Hamilton is all over the back of Ricciardo and the final points position
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Kvyat appeared to cut across the Force India driver
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They had been battling over seventh position
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Kvyat is tipped into a spin by Perez at Turn 9
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Bottas, in turn, is 1.4s ahead of Vettel
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Lap 9/67: Rosberg's leads is now up to five seconds
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It looked like a racing incident, so that's a fair call from the stewards
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Lap 8/67: No further action over the Massa/Magnussen clash
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It looks as though the pair have escaped any serious damage
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Hamilton passes Sutil at the hairpin, but not without a little touch
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Lap 7/67: Rosberg continues to pull away from Bottas
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Vergne has passes Sutil for 10th
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Lap 6/67: Rosberg sets a new fastest lap, extending his lead to 2.5 seconds
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The Turn 1 incident between Massa and Magnussen is under investigation
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The Mercedes driver deposes Gutierrez moments later
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Lap 5/67: Hamilton gains another place, passing Maldonado into Turn 1
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Hamilton has moved up to 16th position
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Lap 4/67: Rosberg's lead is up to 1.7 seconds
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Perez, Raikkonen and Sutil are completing the top 10
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Hulkenberg has jumped to fifth, ahead of Button and Kvyat
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Bottas is holding second, from Vettel and Alonso
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The race is back underway! Rosberg makes a clean restart
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Lap 3/67: The Safety Car will be in at the end of this lap
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The Brazilian ultimately came to a rest just before the gravel trap
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Lap 2/67: Replays show the moment of impact, before Massa's car slid upside down
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Massa is out of the race, while Magnussen has significant damage
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The Safety Car has been deployed
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But there's drama behind! Magnussen tips Massa into a dramatic roll
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Rosberg gets a clean start and leads into the first corner
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We're racing at Hockenheim!
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The start light sequence begins...
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The remainder of the grid gradually forms behind him
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Rosberg returns to his pole position slot
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All cars leave the grid cleanly
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Rosberg leads the field away on the formation lap
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The rest of the drivers are on Super Softs
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Raikkonen, Grosjean and Hamilton have gone for Soft tyres
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Less than five minutes until lights out
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Air and track temperatures are sitting at 26°C and 33°C
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So we could still see a shower or two...
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The latest forecasts state that there is a 60 per cent chance of rain in the race
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Fans form a German flag with bits of paper in the main grandstand
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The German national anthem now plays around the circuit
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A great reception, understandably, for the home quartet
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Drivers are running through final pointers on the grid
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Remember, you can join in the discussion throughout this afternoon's action
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The first comes between Turns 1 and 2, with the second between Turns 4 and 6
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place, controlled by separate detection points
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Pirelli is supplying its Super Soft (Red) and Soft (Yellow) compounds this weekend
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As they do so, let's remind you of this weekend's tyre and DRS details
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Some are choosing to complete couple of laps to further assess the conditions
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The drivers are gradually making their way to the grid
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You can find the remainder of today's grid via our dedicated race panel
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He is now due to start the race from 20th position
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The Briton has changed his brake supplier from Brembo Carbon Industrie without penalty, but does drop five places after a gearbox change
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Lewis Hamilton would have been in the fight, but crashed out with a brake failure
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Nico Rosberg starts from pole position, ahead of the two Williams drivers
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There's a lot to reflect on after Saturday's qualifying session
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For the time being it's dry and rain is not expected until after the race
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It's a much cooler day at Hockenheim, while some showers have hit the track
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