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11 Oct 15:54 Thank you for joining us. Until next time.
11 Oct 15:50 Lewis Hamilton wins the Eifel GP, ahead of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.
11 Oct 15:48 Final lap of the race: It's Hamilton leading from Verstappen.
11 Oct 15:42 Magnussen and Vettel touch wheels, but both drivers are still in the race.
11 Oct 15:36 Hulkenberg is closing up on Leclerc, poised to overtake the Ferrari driver for seventh place!
11 Oct 15:34 The race restarts and it's Hamilton and Verstappen pulling away from the field!
11 Oct 15:26 13 laps remaining and the Safety Car has turned the race on its head. The battle for the final podium position is on.
11 Oct 15:21 Norris retires from the race! The McLaren driver has been complaining about lack of power.
11 Oct 15:18 Hulkenberg takes ninth place from Vettel.
11 Oct 15:15 The two Ferrari drivers almost make contact as Leclerc makes a pass on Vettel.
11 Oct 15:13 Leclerc up into eighth place following a pass on Raikkonen.
11 Oct 15:02 Daniel Ricciardo is currently in third place. Could he finish the race in P3?
11 Oct 15:01 Hulkenberg finally pits, rejoining in 14th place.
11 Oct 15:00 Lando Norris complaining about a loss of power. He is into the pits for a change of tyres. Hopefully this solves the issue?
11 Oct 14:58 Perez pits and rejoins in seventh place.
11 Oct 14:57 Hulkenberg is up to ninth place, but is yet to make a pit stop.
11 Oct 14:43 Bottas retires from the race, which puts Hulkenberg up into 10th place.
11 Oct 14:42 Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) loses his front wing after making contact with Alex Albon (Red Bull).
11 Oct 14:41 Bottas complaining about a lack of power. He is dropping down the order.
11 Oct 14:39 Virtual Safety Car as marshals attempt to remove Russell's car from the side of the track.
11 Oct 14:36 Russell does not make it to the pit and stops his car next to the track. At least he is in a safe spot.
11 Oct 14:35 George Russel suffers a puncture. He is making his way to the pits, but will he be able to rejoin the race?
11 Oct 14:33 Hamilton passes Bottas and into the lead of the race! Bottas locked up, which opened the door for Hamilton.
11 Oct 14:32 Vettel pits and rejoins the race on the Hard tyre. He is the first racer to drive on these tyres for the entire weekend.
11 Oct 14:31 Vettel is off! Sebastian Vettel is off! But the driver rejoins the track after a quick off at Turn 1.
11 Oct 14:30 Leclerc pits, giving Norris and Perez clear-track to chase after Ricciardo.
11 Oct 14:28 Leclerc is a sitting duck as Lando Norris (McLaren) and Sergio Perez (Racing Point) close up on him.
11 Oct 14:27 Ricciardo sets off after Verstappen who is 16sec up the road.
11 Oct 14:27 Ricciardo takes fourth place from Leclerc!
11 Oct 14:25 This just in: light rain expected in the next few minutes.
11 Oct 14:17 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is coming under pressure from Renault's Daniel Ricciardo. Gap between them is a few hundreds of a second.
11 Oct 14:16 Very good start by the returning Nico Hulkenberg. Started in 20th place, now up to 17th after the first lap.
11 Oct 14:15 A clean start by everyone! Bottas came under pressure from Hamilton, but regained first place he almost lost to his team mate.
11 Oct 14:11 Drivers just about completing the formation lap. We should be in for a rocking start here today.
11 Oct 14:09

Will Lewis Hamilton register the 91st victory of his F1 career today? Let's wait and see.

FINISH F1 is continuing its journey into the unknown next up with the first ever Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao. That will take place in two weeks, so join us here from Friday the 23rd for live coverage of every session. Thanks for tuning in today, and see yo
FINISH Well, we didn't get rain, but in the end, we didn't need it, because that race really had everything. Hamilton and Raikkonen breaks records, and a number of other drivers claim huge results.
FINISH Mick Schumacher presents Hamilton with one of his father's helmets as a reward for matching the record. A really touching moment.
FINISH The full result: P1 Hamilton, P2 Verstappen, P3 Ricciardo, P4 Perez, P5 Sainz, P6 Gasly, P7 Leclerc, P8 Hulkenberg, P9 Grosjean, P10 Giovinazzi, P11 Vettel, P12 Raikkonen, P13 Magnussen, P14 Latifi, P15 Kvyat. RET: Norris, Albon, Ocon, Bottas, Russell.
FINISH Giovinazzi takes the final point ahead of Vettel.
FINISH Leclerc finishes in P7, while Hulkenberg and Grosjean will both be delighted with P8 and P9 respectively.
FINISH Perez will be disappointed he couldn't pass the Aussie, but P4 isn't bad at all. Sainz follows the Mexican across the line.
FINISH Verstappen comes home in P2, setting fastest lap in the process, while Ricciardo gets his first podium in two years, sending the Renault team wild!
FINISH Lewis Hamilton wins his 91st race at the Eifel Grand Prix to match Michael Schumacher's record!
Lap 60 Final lap...
Lap 57 Shout out to Grosjean who, starting in P16 and maybe breaking his finger at the start, is set to take his first points of the year. He's in P9 at the moment.
Lap 55 Ricciardo is doing enough to keep Perez at bay for now.
Lap 55 Vettel takes P11 from Magnussen, but the two touch.
Lap 53 Hamilton is flying now and has a three-second lead at the front.
Lap 51 Perez all over the back of the Ricciardo in the fight for P3...
Lap 50 Hulkenberg up to P8!
Lap 50 Hamilton nails his restart, but Verstappen doesn't and only just holds P2 from Ricciardo!
Lap 49 SC coming in... 11 laps to go.
Lap 47 Drivers reporting that the tyres are getting too cold under the Safety Car...
Lap 46 Perez has decided to pit. He comes out in P4.
Lap 46 Hamilton and Verstappen also pit, as does Hulkenberg.
Lap 44 That's a gift for Ricciardo, and the Aussie pits, coming out just behind Perez on fresh tyres.
Lap 44 Safety Car!
Lap 44 Norris's issues finally seem to have become too serious and he's pulled over and retired.
Lap 43 Perez will be right behind Ricciardo in 11 laps. Renault will be thinking about pitting the Aussie.
Lap 41 Hulkenberg takes P9 from Vettel at Turn 1! He's on course for points.
Lap 40 Vettel lets his team-mate through.
Lap 39 The Ferrari man is already up to P8.
Lap 37 Leclerc comes in for fresh mediums and rejoins in P10...
Lap 36 The Mexican gets past and holds on a lap later. He's 16 seconds behind Ricciardo with 25 laps left...
Lap 35 Perez takes P4 from Leclerc but the Ferrari re-takes the position using DRS at the main straight!
Lap 32 Perez breezes past Norris. He'll be aiming to catch and pass Ricciardo.
Lap 31 After those stops, Ricciardo is P3 and 12 seconds clear of Leclerc in P4. However, his tyres are much older than those of his midfield rivals
Lap 30 Norris does the same and rejoins ahead of Perez. He's still reporting issues.
Lap 30 Perez and Sainz both bit for mediums and come out in P7 and P9.
Lap 28 At the front, Hamilton leads Verstappen by four and a half seconds.
Lap 26 Norris is losing power now! The issue doesn't look too serious though. Yet.
Lap 25 There must be an issue with his car. Retiring someone because they're having a crap race isn't really the done thing...
Lap 25 The team has decided to retire the Red Bull man! And then there were 16...
Lap 24 Albon gets a five-second penalty for hitting Kvyat.
Lap 23 The Frenchman has retired.
Lap 23 Ocon pulls into the pits with a problem.
Lap 22 Albon tries to pass Gasly at Turn 1 but locks up and has flat-spotted his tyres. Things are going well for the Thai driver.
Lap 21 Raikkonen has a 10-second time penalty for the incident with Russell.
Lap 20 Cyril Abiteboul better start looking up some tattoo parlours...
Lap 19 Bottas pulls in to retire.
Lap 19 There's a huge opportunity for a midfield runner to pick up a podium now. Norris is currently P3, but Ricciardo has already pitted and is in P7...
Lap 19 He has been passed by Norris and Perez and will continue to drop down.
Lap 19 Issues for Bottas! He's lost power.
Lap 18 Green flags, but not for long! Albon passes Kvyat at the final corner and takes the Russians front-wing off.
Lap 17 Hamilton and Verstappen take advantage to pit.
Lap 17 Virtual Safety Car! Russell's car was too damaged and he's out.
Lap 17 Albon locks up and is passed by Kvyat.
Lap 16 The Finn passes the Aussie at the DRS zone. Big move.
Lap 16 Hamilton is four seconds ahead of Verstappen, and Bottas is a further 22 seconds down, currently stuck behind Ricciardo.
Lap 15 Replays show he was hit by Raikkonen at Turn 1 and very nearly flipped.
Lap 14 Yellow flags as Russell has picked up a puncture. He's crawling back to the pits.
Lap 14 Unsurprisingly, Bottas pits for mediums. He comes out behind Ricciardo.
Lap 13 Verstappen is now much quicker than Bottas, who has destroyed his tyres.
Lap 13 Out on nowhere, Hamilton passes Bottas for the lead! The Finn locked up at Turn 1 and went wide, and the Brit took advantage.
Lap 12 He's the first person this weekend to put on hards.
Lap 12 The German now has to pit as a result. That's not good considering he started on mediums.
Lap 12 Vettel loses control and goes off, losing positions to the AlphaTauris and Magnussen.
Lap 11 The Ferrari man dives into the pits and puts on mediums. Crucially, he comes out behind Vettel.
Lap 10 Perez and Norris are doing battle just behind Leclerc.
Lap 9 Ricciardo passes Leclerc around the outside of Turn 2! A brilliant move.
Lap 8 Albon the first to pit. He puts on mediums and comes out in P20.
Lap 8 Sainz has been told there may some rain in five minutes. Yes please.
Lap 7 Bottas leads Hamilton by 1.6 seconds, and the gap is the same between the Brit and Verstappen.
Lap 6 Some gravel hit Grosjean's hand at the start and he's concerned that he's broken his finger. Ouch.
Lap 5 Judging by Ricciardo's struggles to pass Leclerc, we won't be seeing too many overtakes today...
Lap 3 Raikkonen got away cleanly and has now officially started the most races of anyone in the history of the sport. We're sure he's chuffed.
Lap 2 Verstappen is keeping up with the Mercedes drivers for now, while Ricciardo is all over the back of Leclerc.
Lap 2 Hulkenberg is up to P17.
Lap 1 Verstappen got away cleanly and is P3 ahead of Leclerc. Albon meanwhile bogged down and lost out to Ricciardo.
Lap 1 And we're off! Hamilton flies off the line and briefly takes the lead before Bottas moves back into P1 around the outside!
14:11 The formation lap is underway...
14:05 One thing to watch out for is grip, or lack of it, at the start. In colder conditions, warming up tyres could prove rather tricky.
13:54 The German national anthem is playing, and I've just realised I probably know it better than I know my own country's given how much Mercedes has won in the last few years...
13:48 Hamilton complains about a lot of movement in his steering wheel, his team tell him that they didn't get permission to fix it. Interesting...
13:45 As expected, weather has played a large role all weekend, but it doesn't look like that will be the case today. While it's cloudy, it looks set to stay dry until tonight.
13:34 The full grid for today's race: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Verstappen, P4 Leclerc, P5 Albon, P6 Ricciardo, P7 Ocon, P8 Norris, P9 Perez, P10 Sainz, P11 Vettel, P12 Gasly, P13 Kvyat, P14 Giovinazzi, P15 Magnussen, P16 Grosjean, P17 Russell, P18 Latifi, P1
13:26 Behind Leclerc and Albon are the Renaults, led by Daniel Ricciardo. The French team is locked in a tight battle for P3 in the Constructors' Championship with Racing Point and McLaren, and with Norris, Perez and Sainz completing the top 10 on the grid, exp
13:23 Arguably the star of qualifying was Charles Leclerc, who managed to snatch P4 from Alex Albon. The Ferrari man has looked strong all weekend and will be hoping to capitalise on some chaos to get a podium.
13:19 Further ahead, we got quite the battle for pole position. Max Verstappen was sat in P1 after the first round of laps in Q3, but both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton improved on their final runs to secure another Mercedes front-row lockout. More surpris
13:14 The German was called up by Racing Point on Saturday morning and asked to stand in for Lance Stroll. He agreed, and got to the track in time for qualifying. Unsurprisingly, he could only manage P20, but just putting in a respectable lap and not crashing i
13:10 That meant that 19 of the 20 drivers headed into qualifying with just an hour of practice at the track under their belt. Still, that's an hour more than Nico Hulkenberg...
13:08 The weekend got off to the worst possible start for the teams and drivers as considerable fog meant that both FP1 and FP2 were cancelled on Friday.
13:04 To say it has been an eventful weekend so far would be an understatement. In case you need reminding, here's a brief recap of everything that has happened...
13:02 Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Ger - no, sorry - Eifel Grand Prix! All times are local to the Nurburgring.
16:16 Thanks for tuning in today and see you tomorrow. Auf wiedersehen.
16:15 The race will get underway at 14:10 local time. Join us here an hour earlier for all the build-up to what will hopefully be a memorable race. We don't what to get your hopes up, but there's a chance of rain...
16:12 If Bottas and Verstappen are as strong tomorrow as they were today, we could see an excellent three-way fight for the win. Fingers crossed...
16:09 So, here's the full result of today's qualifying: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Verstappen, P4 Leclerc, P5 Albon, P6 Ricciardo, P7 Ocon, P8 Norris, P9 Perez, P10 Sainz, P11 Vettel, P12 Gasly, P13 Kvyat, P14 Giovinazzi, P15 Magnussen, P16 Grosjean, P17 Russ
16:04 What a lap that was from Bottas. That's his third pole of the season.
16:02 Ricciardo makes a huge improvement to jump up to P6, just ahead of his team-mate.
16:01 Leclerc does enough to take P4 from Albon!
16:01 Verstappen can't improve after making a mistake in the final sector, which means Bottas takes pole!
16:00 He goes P1! But not for long as Bottas goes two tenths quicker!
15:59 Hamilton will be the first to cross the line.
15:57 Everyone else heading out for their efforts...
15:56 Perez goes P6.
15:55 How things stand after the first runs: P1 Verstappen, P2 Bottas, P3 Hamilton, P4 Albon, P5 Leclerc, P6 Ocon, P7 Norris, P8 Sainz, P9 Ricciardo, P10 Perez (no time).
15:54 Mercedes has taken every pole this year. Is that about to change?
15:54 Albon goes P4 just ahead of Leclerc.
15:53 Verstappen takes provisional pole by 0.68 seconds!
15:52 Bottas goes 0.013 quicker.
15:52 1:25.825 for Hamilton.
15:49 Here we go then. Let's have a close fight for pole please.
15:44 Verstappen improved to go less than a tenth slower than Hamilton at the end...
15:42 Q2 is done. Those out: Vettel, Gasly, Kvyat, Giovinazzi, Magnussen.
15:41 Vettel briefly moves up to P10 before Leclerc goes P5 and knocks the German out of qualifying.
15:40 Gasly climbs out of the top 10, pushing the Ferraris down.
15:40 Magnussen goes P11.
15:39 Ricciardo moves up to P4.
15:37 The drop zone with three minutes left: Vettel, Giovinazzi, Magnussen, Kvyat, Gasly.
15:37 Hamilton goes top, three tenths up on Verstappen.
15:36 Bottas and Hamilton have put on softs themselves. The Finn has just improved to go P2.
15:34 The same can be said for Ricciardo, who is currently P10.
15:33 P9 for Leclerc and P11 for Vettel at the moment. They'll surely put on softs for their final runs.
15:31 Albon takes P3 and is a tenth slower than Hamilton.
15:30 P1 for Verstappen. He does a 1:25.720 on softs.
15:30 Perez splits the Mercedes pair before Norris goes quicker than him.
15:29 Hamilton does a 1:26.183. Bottas makes a mistake and goes seven tenths down.
15:29 Ricciardo, the Mercedes drivers and the Ferraris are all running mediums.
15:26 Right then, time for Q2.
15:22 Verstappen tops the session ahead of Bottas and Hamilton.
15:20 Those out of qualifying: Grosjean, Russell, Latifi, Raikkonen, Hulkenberg.
15:20 Q1 is done and dusted.
15:20 Hulkenberg can't improve and will start last.
15:19 Perez and Giovinazzi climb out of the drop zone.
15:18 Personal bests aplenty incoming...
15:16 Hulk can only improve enough to go P19.
15:16 Grosjean has his time delated. He's in the drop zone with Perez, Raikkonen, Giovinazzi and Hulkenberg.
15:15 Grosjean and Magnussen go P5 and P7. The track is getting a lot quicker.
15:12 An excellent lap puts Latifi in P13, one place ahead of Russell.
15:09 P11 for Vettel.
15:09 Not for long though as the Finn goes P2.
15:08 Leclerc takes P3 from Bottas!
15:08 Verstappen goes purple by four tenths.
15:06 Norris and Ocon go P3 and P4.
15:05 Hamilton puts in a 1:26.703. Bottas goes two tenths slower.
15:04 He does a 1:32.190 to get things started, while Grosjean does a 1:28.970.
15:03 Unsurprisingly, Hulkenberg is the first man out to try and get a feel for things.
15:01 Q1 is underway.
14:59 Verstappen split the two and showed enough pace to be hopeful of fighting for a front row finish. He'll have to watch out for the Renaults though, who are both looking handy.
14:55 The big shock was that Leclerc and Vettel finished in P3 and P5. No, really. They almost definitely won't end qualifying that high, but they could at least both make Q3, which would be a step forward for Ferrari.
14:51 Given that there has only been one practice session, we're heading into qualifying pretty blind in terms of the pecking order. Judging by FP3 however, Mercedes has the fastest car as per usual, with Bottas and Hamilton ending it in P1 and P2 respectively.
14:44 And then there's the breaking news that Nico Hulkenberg is back! He'll be standing in for Lance Stroll, who is feeling unwell. However, as the decision wasn't made in time, he didn't get to drive the car in FP3 and is heading into Q1 with zero time in the
14:39 Why? Well, first of all, there's the fact that, as both practice sessions were cancelled yesterday, 19 of the 20 drivers are heading into it with just an hour of running under there belts at a track most have never raced on in F1.
14:30 Hello and welcome to live coverage of qualifying for the Eifel Grand Prix! The session will get underway in half an hour, and it's gonna be a good one...
13:10 The session will begin at 15:00 local time, and we'll be covering it here from half an hour beforehand. Be there. If you like.
13:07 Well, it's fair to say that qualifying is absolutely unmissable. It already was given how little practice the drivers have had, but that's the case even moreso now that it looks like we'll get part three of Hulkenback.
13:05 The final standings: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Leclerc, P4 Verstappen, P5 Vettel, P6 Norris, P7 Perez, P8 Ricciardo, P9 Albon, P10 Gasly, P11 Ocon, P12 Kvyat, P13 Sainz, P14 Raikkonen, P15 Grosjean, P16 Magnussen, P17 Russell, P18 Giovinazzi, P19 Latif
13:02 That's that. This weekend's practice is over.
13:00 Hamilton moves into P2, a tenth off Bottas.
12:59 P4 for Vettel. That Ferrari has come to life.
12:58 Leclerc goes P2! Dizzy, dizzy heights.
12:56 Latifi, like Vettel earlier, spins at the final corner.
12:54 Norris goes a few thousandths faster than Hamilton to get back into the top three.
12:53 The Finn improves by seven tenths.
12:47 Bottas goes top with a 1:26.969.
12:45 Hulkenberg has just been seen at the track...
12:43 Hamilton follows suit going marginally faster than his team-mate. With that, the top three is all too familiar.
12:40 We finally have a quick lap from a Mercedes as Bottas goes just under two tenths down on Verstappen.
12:39 Verstappen does a 1:27.071 and Ricciardo takes P2 behind him.
12:37 Russell can't do the same! He gets too much of the kerb and goes sliding off into the grass. Luckily, the car stops before it meets a wall.
12:35 Norris has a big moment at the final corner as he oh so nearly goes too wide and into the gravel. The McLaren styles it out though, and goes top in the process.
12:31 We're just over halfway through the session and Ocon has gone purple on soft tyres with a 1:27.634.
12:22 The Mercedes drivers have opted to do longer runs with higher fuel loads and are currently P8 and P11.
12:22 Albon goes 0.041s slower than his team-mate. It's been a strong session for Red Bull.
12:19 Vettel brings out yellow flags as he spins in the final sector.
12:16 Anyway, back to the track. Verstappen has re-taken top spot with a 1:28.684.
12:16 There are reports that Hulk has already been contacted....
12:13 Racing Point has just confirmed that Stroll is not feeling 100% this morning and won't take part in the session. He'll be assessed again before qualifying. Being German, Nico Hulkenberg probably isn't too far away, just saying...
12:10 After just 10 minutes, everyone but Vettel and Stroll has set a time.
12:09 Ocon goes a tenth slower to take P2. Times flying in early here.
12:09 Albon, also running softs, does a 1:30.177.
12:08 On softs, Perez goes 1.7 seconds slower than the Dutchman.
12:07 Verstappen goes purple with a 1:30.576 on mediums.
12:04 As expected, the vast majority of drivers head out immediately, and they're all struggling to warm up their tyres and find grip. Not a surprise considering it's 7'C.
12:02 FP3 is underway! For real! There's car leaving the pit-lane and eveything!
11:50 Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott were of course supposed to drive for Alfa Romeo and Haas respectively this weekend, but that chance was taken from them yesterday. As they can't just be switched to another session, Antonio Giovinazzi and Romain Grosjean w
11:43 Given all the lost time and the fact that this is a new track for the vast majority of drivers, this morning's session will be the most important FP3 in some time. Expect each team to send their cars out immediately, and keep them out here for the full ho
11:38 In case you're confused - no, that wasn't a typo. This really is the first practice session of the weekend as both FP1 and FP2 never took place yesterday due to foggy conditions. Happily, things are much clearer at the Nurburgring today, so we should fina
11:30 Hello and welcome to live coverage of the first and final practice session of the Eifel Grand Prix! All times are local to the Nurburgring.
16:10 Thanks for tuning in today, and see you tomorrow. Auf wiedersehen.
16:08 The forecast suggests that things should be clearer tomorrow, so cross your fingers and join us at 11:30am local time for the build-up to FP3, and stick around for some coverage of cars going around a circuit. Hopefully. We miss it.
16:06 Well, there's not really much else to say. The first day of the Eifel Grand Prix is over, and not one car made it to the track.
16:05 Nico Rosberg just had a go at David Croft in Sky's commentary box, which may be the most entertaining thing to happen today.
16:01 We now have confirmation that the pit-lane will remain closed for the rest of the session. What a thrilling Friday this has been.
16:00 The Aussie is now in jeans, a massive coat and is cradling a hot water bottle. He doesn't look like a man expecting to get in an F1 car anytime soon.
15:57 Remember when team mechanics made and raced paper baots at Suzuka a few years ago? We could do with some of that energy right now. Even Daniel Ricciardo looks bored.
15:48 On the bright side, the drivers are going to head into qualifying tomorrow with one hour of practice at a track that most of them have never raced at. And it could be wet. Hopefully, it'll more than make up for today.
15:43 There is at least hope looking ahead to tomorrow's forecast, with some actual sun expected! That's not the case for the rest of today, though.
15:37 And here we were thinking that the two-day race weekend trial would be at Imola...
15:34 Given that a 10 minutes notice is needed before cars can head to the track, the most running we'd get in this session is 20 minutes, but even that looks unlikely.
15:31 With no change in conditions, the pit-lane will remain shut and a further update will be issued in half an hour. No surprise there.
15:20 10 minutes until the next update. Don't get your hopes up...
15:05 What is needed for us to get some on-track action is wind. Enough of it to blow the fog away. Right now, we're not getting any.
14:59 Well, at least less practice runs should make for more entertaining action tomorrow and on Sunday...
14:51 Yep, it's official, the session is once again delayed. The next update will be at 15:30.
14:47 Sadly, there has been little change in the weather since, so we're expecting another half an hour delay to the start of the session at the least.
14:42 In case you've set to see, the entire session was cancelled because the wet and misty conditions meant that the medical helicopter wouldn't be able to land if it was needed.
14:39 If you slept in and missed FP1, don't worry. You didn't miss anything. Literally.
14:35 Hello and welcome to live coverage of FP2 at the Nurburgring! Let's hope it's a bit more interesting than this morning's session...
12:08 Looking at the forecast, it's hard not to be worried that the same thing is going to happen in a few hours for FP2. Nevertheless, join us back here half an hour beforehand, just in case.
12:04 Well, that's a shame, especially considering we were going to Schumacher and Ilott in action. Ah well, they'll get another chance at some point this season.
12:03 We have our latest update, and it will be the last of the morning. The pit-lane will not open for FP1.
11:56 With three minutes to go before the next decision, it's still as misty, wet and windy as ever.
11:43 Instead, we just have Lewis Capaldi playing through the speakers and everything looking glum in their garages.
11:41 Disappointed not to see any team's racing paper boats or any drivers dancing in the rain like Ricciardo and Kvyat did a few years ago.
11:37 Another update will be issued in half an hour. Given a 10 minute notice is required, we'll now definitely be getting 20 minutes of action at the most.
11:32 Yep, there's been another delay of 30 minutes. A big shame for Schumacher and Ilott, who won't be able to run in any other session here.
11:30 The rain is just getting heavier. Call me a pessimist, but I can't see us getting anymore than 20 minutes of running this morning.
11:23 Well, it could be worse. It was -3C here last week.
11:10 Ah. It's raining again. Maybe go and make yourself another coffee, there could be a lot of waiting...
11:06 Given the location and the time of year, such issues with the weather are hugely predictable. It was a brave decision by the sport to come here in October to say the least.
11:04 The session clock has started, so we're now losing practice time. FP1 will be an hour at most.
10:57 Ignore what I just said; the start of FP1 has been delayed by 30 minutes as, due to conditions, the medical helicopter cannot fly.
10:50 The rain has at least stopped falling for the time being, so we should see a decent amount of running in this session. Unless the heavens open again.
10:44 Crucially, things are also wet. That's not ideal for anyone, but especially not for Callum Ilott and Mick Schumacher, who are set to make their official F1 race weekend debuts in FP1 for Haas and Alfa Romeo respectively.
10:38 That's because, at the Nurburgring, things are chilly. So chilly, in fact, that this could end up being the coldest F1 race ever. It's currently 9'C, and it looks like this will be the warmest day of the race weekend.
10:34 More often than not this season, we've longed to be at the sun-drenched race venues donning shorts and shades. This weekend though, we're perfectly happy with our British climate.
09:00 Welcome back to the Nurburgring, the venue for this weekend's Eifel Grand Prix. It has been seven years since Formula 1 last raced at this track and the drivers are really looking forward to it. Well, except that it is icy cold!
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.971 1:35:49.641 2
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:28.139 4.470 2
3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:30.322 14.613 2
4 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:30.167 16.070 2
5 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:30.617 21.905 2
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:30.414 22.766 2
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:32.027 30.814 2
8 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point 1:32.395 32.596 2
9 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:32.096 39.081 1
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:31.880 40.035 2
11 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:31.883 40.810 2
12 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:32.120 41.476 2
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:32.495 49.585 2
14 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:32.925 54.449 2
15 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:33.588 55.588 2
R Valtteri Bottas Mercedes RETIRED 41 LAPS 2
R Alexander Albon Red Bull RETIRED 36 LAPS 2
R Esteban Ocon Renault RETIRED 37 LAPS 1
R Lando Norris McLaren RETIRED 17 LAPS 1
R George Russell Williams RETIRED 47 LAPS 1
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:25.269 - 4
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.525 0.256 5
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:25.562 0.293 5
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:26.035 0.766 5
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:26.047 0.778 4
6 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:26.223 0.954 6
7 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:26.242 0.973 6
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1:26.458 1.189 6
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:26.704 1.435 5
10 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:26.709 1.440 6
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.390 - 3
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:25.467 0.077 3
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:25.971 0.581 3
4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:26.096 0.706 4
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:26.240 0.850 3
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:26.285 0.895 3
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1:26.316 0.926 4
8 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:26.330 0.940 4
9 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:26.361 0.971 4
10 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:26.364 0.974 4
11 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:26.738 1.348 4
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:26.776 1.386 4
13 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:26.848 1.458 4
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:26.936 1.546 4
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:27.125 1.735 4
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:26.319 - 1
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:26.573 0.254 1
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.620 0.301 1
4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:26.829 0.510 2
5 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:26.836 0.517 2
6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:26.857 0.538 1
7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:27.072 0.753 2
8 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:27.086 0.767 2
9 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:27.107 0.788 2
10 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:27.120 0.801 2
11 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:27.126 0.807 2
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:27.231 0.912 2
13 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:27.285 0.966 2
14 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:27.715 1.396 2
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:27.532 1.213 2
16 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:27.552 1.233 2
17 George Russell Williams 1:28.078 1.759 3
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:27.812 1.493 3
19 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:27.817 1.498 2
20 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point 1:28.021 1.702 2
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:26.225 - 7
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.361 0.136 6
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:26.681 0.456 6
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:26.896 0.671 5
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:27.038 0.813 6
6 Lando Norris McLaren 1:27.167 0.942 5
7 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:27.245 1.020 3
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:27.392 1.167 6
9 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:27.449 1.224 4
10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:27.528 1.303 4
11 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:27.634 1.409 5
12 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:27.795 1.570 4
13 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:30.004 1.699 5
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:27.956 1.731 5
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:28.115 1.890 4
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:28.293 2.068 4
17 George Russell Williams 1:28.343 2.118 4
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:28.370 2.145 5
19 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:28.941 2.716 6
20 Lance Stroll Racing Point 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Daniel Ricciardo Renault - 0
2 Lando Norris McLaren 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0
4 Nicholas Latifi Williams 0
5 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 0
6 Romain Grosjean Haas 0
7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 0
8 Sergio Perez Racing Point 0
9 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0
10 Lance Stroll Racing Point 0
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas 0
12 Alexander Albon Red Bull 0
13 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 0
14 Esteban Ocon Renault 0
15 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0
16 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0
17 Carlos Sainz McLaren 0
18 George Russell Williams 0
19 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0
20 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Daniel Ricciardo Renault - 0
2 Lando Norris McLaren 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0
4 Nicholas Latifi Williams 0
5 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 0
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 0
7 Sergio Perez Racing Point 0
8 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point 0
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 0
11 Alexander Albon Red Bull 0
12 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 0
13 Esteban Ocon Renault 0
14 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0
15 Mick Schumacher Alfa Romeo Racing 0
16 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0
17 Callum Ilott Haas 0
18 Carlos Sainz McLaren 0
19 George Russell Williams 0
20 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0
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