Has Germany fallen out of love with F1?

Has Germany fallen out of love with F1?

Empty seats in the once-heaving Hockenheim grandstands set alarm bells ringing in F1 last weekend. DIETER RENCKEN investigates the causes

Sunday's German Grand Prix was arguably the 2014 season's most thrilling round so far - certainly the most action-packed, with superb slo-mo replays bringing out the best of Formula 1 2014-style. Hockenheim's race featured overtaking up and down the order, with cars regularly battling into (and out of) corners three-abreast.

Lewis Hamilton fought his way to the podium from the back row for Mercedes, en route taking no prisoners, while Turn 1 spectators were treated to a spectacular but ultimately harmless barrel roll after Mercedes-powered pair Felipe Massa and Kevin Magnussen collided as the field funnelled into the first corner.

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