Why Hamilton is on the back foot in Germany

Why Hamilton is on the back foot in Germany

Lewis Hamilton has led the Formula 1 world championship for five days, but will Nico Rosberg reclaim the upper hand at the very first opportunity? Friday practice at Hockenheim suggests the German is very well placed to start the summer break on top

"I have a good feeling, a very good feeling," said Nico Rosberg on Thursday.

To watch him on track today, that might also be characterised as a before-the-fact description of how he felt behind the wheel during free practice, which given Lewis Hamilton seems to be firmly on the back foot with problems of his own could have big implications for the championship.

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