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F1 Digest - Germany Qualifying - Traffic plays a significant role in qualifying at Hockenheim

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McLaren are seriously leading all the way, but there's still room for others to shine, as Vettel, Trulli and Alonso have proven. Keep an eye on Räikkönen and Kubica though.

Free Practice 3

Many of the drivers struggled to find grip today, whether because of the cooler climates, or their tyres graining. Kovalainen went straight to the top of the timesheets, whilst Sutil headed for the gravel.


No rain, despite the forecasts, and we saw Räikkönen struggling whilst Massa skipped into second with ease. Trulli and Alonso put in fine performances, but it was all about Hamilton on pole position.


Several of our drivers believe they may have been held up in traffic, maybe even impeded, but so far there have been no penalties handed out. Barrichello is hoping he can repeat his feat from 2000, 18th to 1st in the race. We'll have to wait and see.