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Germany 2010 - Race information // The Hockenheimring steps up to host the race this year

Published by Mr. C

F1 pushes full steam ahead into the second half of the season, relocating to the Hockenheimring in Germany for this weekends Grand Prix. Tyres and the weather are likely to be the two stories of the weekend as Bridgestone hope to spice up the show with an extreme selection of tyre compound, but will the rain hold off long enough for teams use them?

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The weather

The build up to the race weekend will likely see Hockenheim experience heavy rainfall before conditions improve closer to race day. Friday's practice sessions may see some light rain, while Saturday will be noticeably cooler. With any luck Sunday will remain dry but expect many complaints about troublesome tyre temperatures from all and sundry.

showers

Hockenheim, Germany, Friday

25℃

  • Low 18℃
  • Humidity 49%

Light rain showers

showers

Hockenheim, Germany, Saturday

24℃

  • Low 15℃
  • Humidity 48%

Light rain showers

moderate

Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday

21℃

  • Low 16℃
  • Humidity 49%

Sunny intervals

The circuit

The circuit may no longer offer F1 drivers the balls-out blast through the forest of old, but there are worse places on the calendar to race. Desperate to replicate the action packed racing fans witnessed in Canada this year, Bridgestone have pushed the tyre allocation up to 11. Hard and super soft compound rubber is being made available, the former will be difficult to warm up while the latter may struggle to last any distance at all. We will need a dry race to make the most of it though.

Circuit Information
LocationHockenheim
TimezoneGMT +2
First Race1970
Total Grand Prix31
Laps67
Length4.574 km
Circuit Records
Pole Position1m 13.306sMichael Schumacher (Ferrari)2004
Fastest Lap1m 13.780sKimi Räikkönen (McLaren)2004
Race Time1hr 23m 54.848sMichael Schumacher (Ferrari)2004
Hockenheim Circuit Map
Hockenheim Circuit MapCredit: Bridgestone Corporation

Event schedule

An F1 weekend comprises of events spanning three days. Action begins on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Event Schedule
DaySessionStart Time (GMT +0100)Start Time (Local)
FridayFree Practice 109:0010:00
Free Practice 213:0014:00
SaturdayFree Practice 310:0011:00
Qualifying13:0014:00
SundayDrivers Parade11:3012:30
The Race13:0014:00

Support racing for this event includes GP2, GP3, Formula BMW and Porsche Supercup.

Press conference schedule

Official press conferences are organised by the FIA and happen four times during the weekend. The qualifying and post race press conferences will take place after the television unilateral interviews.

Press Conference Schedule
DayTime (GMT +0100)Time (Local)Attendees
Thursday14:0015:00Timo Glock
Michael Schumacher
Adrian Sutil
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Friday15:0016:00Norbert Haug
Nico Hülkenberg
Monisha Kaltenborn
Kamui Kobayashi
Adam Parr
Nico Rosberg
SaturdayPost qualifyingThree fastest drivers
SundayPost raceFirst three finishing drivers

Race stewards

Four stewards oversee a Formula 1 race weekend, two FIA stewards, together with one experienced former F1 driver and a steward representing the National Sporting Authority.

F1 Stewards
NamePositionRole
José AbedVice President of the FIA World Motor Sport CouncilFIA Steward
Paul GutjahrPresident of the FIA Hill Climb CommissionFIA Steward
Waltraud WünschDeputy Member of the FIA International Court of AppealRepresenting the National Sporting Authority
Daniel SullivanFormula One driver for Tyrell Ford Formula One 1983Former F1 Driver

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