The weekend break is over and, during the next couple of days, the SF71H and part of the equipment is leaving Maranello and heading for Hockenheim. It’s the start of another back-to-back, as one week on from this weekend’s German GP, comes the race in Hungary. Part of the Scuderia Ferrari team will stay out until the end of the second of these two races.
There’s hope of a large crowd for the race in Germany, which is back on the calendar after skipping 2017 and maybe we might even see a return to the large queues of fans, who would wait at the circuit exit late into the night, hoping for a glimpse of the drivers. Legend has it that, back in the days, some drivers would hide in the boot of the car or wear fake wigs and beards to avoid being mobbed.
But before the action starts on the Hockenheimring circuit, four drivers will face the media tomorrow ahead of this weekend’s 11th round of 2018. Amongst them there will also be Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel, who will be joined by Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso), Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) and Sergio Perez (Force India).
The line-ups in full:
Thursday, July 19, 1500 hours local time (1300 UTC)
Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso), Nico Hulkenberg (Renault), Sergio Perez (Force India), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
Friday, July 20, 1300 hours local time (1100 UTC)
Robert Bell (Renault), Andrew Green (Force India), Paddy Lowe (Williams), Pierre Wache (Red Bull)
The qualifying and post-race conferences with the top three drivers will take place immediately after the respective sessions.