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Rosberg wins in Germany as Hamilton recovers to the podium // First lap crashes and retirements ahoy

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Rosberg wins in Germany as Hamilton recovers to the podium
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The German Grand Prix got underway with a first lap crash between Felipe Massa and Kevin Magnussen, which saw the Williams flipping upside down, scratching along the tarmac a little way before righting itself and coming to a halt. Massa was unharmed, but out of the race, whilst Magnussen continued onwards.

Lewis Hamilton, making his way through the field from 20th on the grid, collided with Jenson Button, which damaged his front wing. Although not willing to sacrifice time in the pit lane to change the nose, the Brit had to switch to a three stop strategy and put in some super fast laps.

Romain Grosjean retired, Daniil Kvyat’s Toro Rosso caught fire in spectacular fashion, leaving the Russian punching the armco in frustration. Adrian Sutil spun on the home straight, leaving his Sauber in an awkward position, but the safety car didn’t come out.

Polesitter Nico Rosberg went on to win his home race, with Valtteri Bottas in second and Lewis Hamilton making his strategy work for third.