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What is it?
The 2019 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, the 11th race of the 2019 Formula One season.

When is it?
Today, Sunday July 28.

What time does it start?
The race begins at 2.10pm BST on Sunday.

What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports F1 have exclusive coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few. Their race coverage begins at 12.30pm BST on Sunday.

Channel 4 have highlights for this round. Their highlights begin at 7pm.


What happened in qualifying?

Ferrari topped the three free practice sessions but had a day about as bad as it is possible to have. Sebastian Vettel failed to set a time in Q1 and will start 20th and last and Charles Leclerc – who looked the more likely for pole position – got into Q3 but also failed to set a time. Both due to failures on their car one way or another. In the end Lewis Hamilton too a comfortable pole position – his 87th – ahead of Max Verstappen in the Red Bull and Valtteri Bottas in the other Mercedes.

What do we know about the Hockenheimring?

Circuit length: 4.574km
First grand prix: 1970
Laps: 67
Race distance: 306.458km
Race lap record: 1.13.780 (Kimi Raikkonen, 2004)
2018 winner: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
Number of corners: 17
Overtaking chances: Quite decent. A couple of fair length straights are followed by tight right-handers and they occur in succession and are also aided by DRS. Would be a surprise not to see a fairly decent race, especially if it rains as it is currently forecast to do.
What is the weather forecast?
As with last year, it looks like we might get some more rain at the German Grand Prix. Qualifying looked like it would have a good chance of rain but none materialised. The chances of rain during the grand prix are much higher. BBC Weather are predicting around a 90 per cent chance of rain in the couple of hours leading up to the race and similar for the race itself.

What are the odds (top six)?
Lewis Hamilton 4/7
Max Verstappen 11/4
Valtteri Bottas 15/2
Charles Leclerc 8/1
Sebastian Vettel 20/1
Pierre Gasly 66/1

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