Five themes to watch for in Germany

Five themes to watch for in Germany

A wet weekend leading into a potentially dry race means a lot of head-scratching for teams at Hockenheim. Glenn Freeman explains, and picks the other big talking points ahead of the German Grand Prix

Stepping into the unknown

For the second race running, the weather conditions have decimated the plans of the Formula 1 pitlane in preparation for a grand prix. Changeable conditions throughout Friday, where it felt like it rained about every 10 minutes, meant that nobody got any long-run work done on high fuel loads.

Saturday's 52 minutes of dry running was as good as it got, but the majority of the teams have admitted that they didn't get a chance to squeeze a race run into what was a busy session. McLaren and Mercedes did a little bit of work in that department, but for the most part everybody is heading into what is expected to be a dry race playing a guessing game.

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