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After the disaster in qualifying Sebastian hopes Vettel at his Formula 1 home race on Sunday (3:10 pm) at the Hockenheimring at least a little damage limitation. It will be really hard for the Ferrari driver.
The race on Sunday at 14.15
Sebastian Vettel after qualifying debacle on starting position 20
Sebastian Vettel wants to get his first home win in Hockenheim. However, the disaster in qualifying, when a problem with the air supply to the turbocharger of his Ferrari did not allow a single measured lap, threw him back onto starting position 20. "It hurts a lot, I was looking forward to having fun here, the car was great, it's a pity," said Heppenheimer. "It is very bitter." Team colleague Charles Leclerc starts after a problem with the gasoline system even of rank 10. "We are annoyed about ourselves," admitted Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto, "and I feel responsible for what happened."
Lewis Hamilton with fourth pole this year
Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton complained of being unwell on the morning of qualifying. Among other things, sore throat made the British to create. Replacement man Esteban Ocon was already activated for the emergency of a failure of Hamilton. Nevertheless, the English raced to his fourth pole position this year and wants to expand his championship lead with a race win. "We've brought some upgrades to this weekend," Hamilton said. "The car felt good, but the Ferraris were at a slightly different level."
It will be the farewell performance for the German Grand Prix for now. The entry fees are too high for the Nordbadener, only the appearance of Mercedes as title sponsor could secure the edition in 2019. "That's nothing we can continue," said Mercedes Motorsport Director Toto Wolff. One does not want to interfere in the interests of Formula 1 owner Liberty Media. "We can not intervene in their business," said Wolff. Hockenheim can probably only hope for a place on the calendar in 2020, if other routes should get problems.