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Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    Sebastian Vettel would have
    known for some time that when he arrived at his home race this year he would be
    faced with a barrage of questions about errors – it was a year ago, after all,
    that he made the biggest single error in a championship campaign torpedoed by a
    series.

    It was all the more the case that the race came after yet another
    misjudgement, Vettel ending his hopes of a podium when he torpedoed the Red
    Bull of Max Verstappen in Silverstone two weeks ago. He handled the inevitable
    queries with good grace.

    “I
    always put myself under pressure so I can’t be happy when things go wrong,” he
    said. “Some of the things were bigger than others but the main thing is we keep
    progressing in the right way. I can’t be happy with any mistake but the pressure
    I put on myself after that is bigger than any other external factors. I know
    what I have done and what I have not. You are always your best judge. That is
    the rules by which I play.”

    Sebastian Vettel

    Copyright: Getty Images

    Image caption: Sebastian Vettel crashed when leading the German Grand Prix last year
  2. Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    Lewis Hamilton

    Copyright: Getty Images

    Halfway
    around lap 33 of this Sunday’s German Grand Prix, the 2019 Formula 1 season
    will reach its mid-point. The first half of it has been – fundamentally – a
    blur of silver, seven wins and a huge championship lead for Lewis Hamilton, two
    and an ever-more-forlorn hope of a challenge from his team-mate Valtteri
    Bottas.

    Mercedes may well dominate again at Hockenheim but one thing will
    certainly be different – this time the blur, if such there is, will be white
    and silver, not just silver. The team have a special livery to mark their 125
    years in motorsport, and therefore 125 years of the sport itself, seeing as
    Mercedes took part in the very first race – from Paris to Rouen on 22 July back
    in 1894.

    It’s a landmark moment for all involved. Wouldn’t it be nice if the
    race itself was special, to mark this very special anniversary?

  3. Post update

    Welcome along to BBC Sport’s coverage of the German Grand Prix weekend. First practice gets going at 10:00 BST with second practice at 14:00 BST.

    We will also have radio commentary from both sessions in this page throughout the day.

  4. Post update

    It is hot, hot, hot and the action in Formula 1 has certainly been heating up as well with two thrilling races in Austria and then at Silverstone.

    Now it’s on to Germany and we have some crazy weather predicted over the next few days so could well be another cracker.