With an agreement in the FIA/FOTA war, we can get down to some racingThe 2009 German Grand Prix will be the ninth race of the 2009 Formula One season. It will be held on July 12, 2009 at the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany.
Despite 6th place at the British Grand Prix, Jenson Button maintains a 23 point lead over Brawn GP team-mate Rubens Barrichello in the Drivers' Championship. Barrichello is 2 points further in front of Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel, winner of the British Grand Prix.
Brawn GP have a sizable lead of 30½ points in the Constructors' Championship with Red Bull Racing in second place. Toyota are 30 points behind the Austrian drinks company team, with only Force India yet to score a point.
The three former World Champions in the F1 field, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen and Lewis Hamilton are currently 9th, 10th and 11th in the Championship, with 11, 10 and 9 points respectively.
2008 Champion Lewis Hamilton won the 2008 German Grand Prix for McLaren–Mercedes, at Hockenheim. Former German Grand Prix winners in the field for 2009 include Fernando Alonso of Renault and Rubens Barrichello of Brawn GP. Barrichello and Alonso have also been successful at the Nürburgring when the circuit hosted the European Grand Prix. The Nürburgring has the unique honour of hosting 3 different Formula One Grands Prix; the German Grand Prix on the old track in the 1950s, 60s and 70s as well as on the current track in 1985; the European Grand Prix in 1984 and periodically in the 1990s and 2000s, and the Luxembourg Grand Prix in 1997 and 1998. After this year's race, Rubens Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichella and Jarno Trulli will have raced all three at the circuit.
Winners of the German Grand Prix:
2008 (Hockenheim) - Lewis Hamilton
2007 No German Grand Prix
2006 (Hockenheim) - Michael Schumacher
2005 (Hockenheim) - Fernando Alonso
2004 (Hockenheim) - Michael Schumacher
Winner of Grand Prix held at Nurburgring:
2007 - Fernando Alonso
2006 - Michael Schumacher
2005 - Fernando Alonso
2004 - Michael Schumacher
5 day weather forecastAll times local
Friday 10th July
Formula One Friday Practice 1 10:00 - 11:30
Formula One Friday Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30
Saturday 11th July
Formula One Saturday Practice 11:00 - 12:00
Formula One Qualifying 14:00
Sunday 12th July
Formula One Race 14:00
Prediction competition (Locked 1hr before Qualifying)
and finally: Nurburgring names grandstand after Vettel