Formula One returns to Hockenheim for the second time since 2016, as this will be the 37th world championship grand prix at the iconic Hockenheimring.
While the circuit’s layout has changed beyond recognition since its original flat-out incarnation of the 1930s, a distinct flavor of the traditional challenge remains, with long straights as well as the newer and more technical Motodrom section, where the cars negotiate a series of tight corners in front of the main grandstand.
The current layout was formulated by renowned circuit designer Hermann Tilke and measures just over 2.8 miles. Grip levels tends to be low due to a smooth surface, and also making the circuit a challenge is the variable weather you often get in Germany. Overtaking tends to be tricky so pit stop strategy could make an important difference.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Hockenheimring, as the qualifying session for the 2019 German Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for pole position ahead of the race on Sunday.