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Posted on 07/22/2011 2:57:25 PM PDT by Chode
GERMAN GRAND PRIX
Date: Sunday 24 July
Lap length: 3.198 miles
Race laps: 60
2010 winner: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - at Hockenheim
First grand prix: 1977
Saturday Cloudy 18c
Sunday Cloudy 19c
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|10||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:33.211||1.500||34|
|12||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:33.299||1.588||34|
|24||18||Sebastien Buemi||STR-Ferrari||No time||3|
Ferrari techncial chief Pat Fry says the team are continuing to develop the car as quickly as possible to keep up the pressure on their rivals. "There are quite a few more updates for the Nurburgring and one more update for Hungary," Fry revealed.
Full story: Ferrari racing news video
Paul di Resta has one thing on his mind ahead of the German Grand Prix. The Force India driver writes on Twitter: "Off to Nurburgring. Looking forward to it. Fingers crossed we can get some points."
Full story: Force India driver Paul di Resta on Twitter
Sergio Perez says he has "fond memories of Germany" because he started his career there in the German Formula BMW Series. The Sauber driver reckons his first German GP will be a "special race".
Full story: Sauber driver Sergio Perez on Twitter
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo insists that Felipe Massa will keep his seat with the Italian team in 2012 despite speculation that the Brazilian will be replaced.
Toro Rosso driver Jamie Alguersuari says he was never worried about being replaced by Daniel Ricciardo, who has now been loaned out to Hispania for the rest of the season. Alguersuari has scored points in the last three races and says: "It is just a matter of confidence and staying calm. I know all the rumours were around the paddock, but I knew I was doing my best."
Full story: autosport.com
Michael Schumacher has been cooking up ideas on how to improve F1. The seven-time world champion says he would add a race in New York and a proper bed to the Mercedes motor home.
Full story: formula1.com
Italian tyre supplier Pirelli are planning to alter the shape of their rear tyres next year in order to improve their wear rates.
Full story: autosport.com
The new Hockenheim is OK, but I much preferred the old run out to the forest and back.
those were the days...
Ecclestone 'admits payment' at heart of Formula 1 trial
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has admitted to a newspaper that he paid $44m (£27m) to a former banker in 2006.
Gerhard Gribkowsky, who faces trial in Germany, stands accused of corruptly accepting the money. But Mr Ecclestone denies it was a bribe.
Mr Ecclestone told the Daily Telegraph that he paid the money because Mr Gribkowsky "threatened" him with trouble with the Inland Revenue.
The payment came during the sale of the sport in 2006.
In return for the payment to Mr Gribkowsky, who was in charge of the sale of German bank BayernLB's stake in F1, prosecutors allege Mr Ecclestone received $41.4m in commissions from the bank, as well as a large payment to a family trust.
In the Telegraph interview, Mr Ecclestone avoided accusing Mr Gribkowsky of blackmail and denied the money was a bribe.
"I never bribed anybody or paid any money to anybody in connection with the company," he told the newspaper.
The allegations revolve around the sale of BayernLB's stake in Formula 1 to private equity group CVC Capital Partners, which still owns the commercial rights to the sport.
A court will now decide whether Mr Gribkowsky will stand trial on the charges.
|8||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:32.286||1:31.809||1:32.010||18|
|12||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:32.651||1:32.560||15|
|Q1 107% Time||1:38.253|
|1||Great Britain||L Hamilton||McLaren|
|3||Australia||M Webber||Red Bull|
|4||Germany||S Vettel||Red Bull|
|6||Germany||A Sutil||Force India|
|10||Russian Federation||V Petrov||Renault|
|12||Spain||J Alguersuari||Toro Rosso|
|13||Great Britain||P Di Resta||Force India|
|15||Switzerland||S Buemi||Toro Rosso|
|21||Italy||V Liuzzi (ret.)||Hispania|
|22||Great Britain||J Button (ret.)||McLaren|
|23||Brazil||R Barrichello (ret.)||Williams|
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