Lap 9/60Lewis Hamilton units a brand new quickest lap however nonetheless trails his teammate by a second and a half. In the meantime, Ricciardo edges previous Leclerc on the surface of flip two and holds him off by flip three. Good work.
Lap 5/60 Ricciardo has a few DRS digs at Leclerc however can’t get previous. Grosjean, who fell to the again of the grid initially, says some gravel has hit his fingers and he fears his finger could also be damaged.
Lap 2/60 Hulkenberg managed to choose his well beyond three vehicles from the again of the grid, a high-quality begin for the emergency callup. On the entrance Bottas has a 1.5sec lead over Hamilton, who in flip has Verstappen for firm however there’s already a niche growing to between that trio and the remainder.
Lap 1/60 Hamilton will get his nostril forward going into the primary nook however is pressured broad by Bottas, who will get again in entrance at flip two. So Bottas leads, Hamilton second, Verstappen has held on to 3rd. Leclerc is fourth within the Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton has known as in an issue together with his steering wheel over the radio – a consolation downside quite than a security downside. Sounds prefer it was a difficulty yesterday and the group weren’t given permission to repair ir in a single day.
Howdy all and welcome to lap-by-lap protection of the F1 Eifel Grand Prix on the Nürburgring. The primary supply of curiosity is, after all, Lewis Hamilton’s try to match Michael Schumacher’s F1 report of 91 race wins. He couldn’t get it carried out final day trip in Russia and that was from pole – this time he begins on the entrance row of the grid however behind his in-form teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Right here’s Giles Richards’ report from qualifying:
It’ll even be fascinating to see how Nico Hulkenberg goes. The German has changed the sick Lance Stroll for Racing Level and was handily working with broadcasters close by in Cologne. He’s on the very again of the grid after his emergency call-up and has had simply 4 laps around the monitor in preparation for the race. It’s been a abridged preparation for the entire drivers, with the primary two apply classes known as off because of the climate.
Talking of which, there are just a few clouds gathering above the Nürburgring which might result in some showers afterward.
The lights go inexperienced at 1.10pm BST or thereabouts.