Vettel at Hockenheim with two curses
With Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Timo Glock and Nico Hulkenberg five German in Germany Grand Prix Formula 1 go on Sunday at Hockenheim at the start. Six years after Schumacher it should now work mainly for Vettel finally. The Red Bull driver must be in the title match against team mate Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso, Ferrari star to catch up.
Schumacher has been the only home race and also won the 43-year-old also has all of his four wins - celebrated in Hockenheim - last in 2006. Therefore should be the same with two "curses" circuit. Vettel has never been in July and still not win a home race. So does the 25-year-old double world champion, who is only 50 kilometers away from the track grew into Heppenheim, the World Cup half-time in 2012 for the fifth starting their first home win of his Formula 1 career. He would shrink to a different series. Only in Germany, Canada and Hungary, Vettel has not yet celebrated Grand Prix victories.
For the Germans, the tenth race of the season is a total of 20 races a question of honor home. "We are famous for our beaches, and perhaps not seas, but I already know that the fans and the atmosphere will be brilliant again," said Vettel. The defending champion is under pressure, especially after Webber celebrated last at Silverstone, his second win of the season and a few days later extended his contract with Red Bull until 2013.
Many opportunities for his first world title will no longer get the 36-year-old Australian soon. And how to win in Germany against his own teammates, knows Webber: Vettel 2009, he pointed at the Nurburgring in second place. And on the Hockenheimring, he said: "It's a track on which you can attack."
In the championship standings, Webber (116) before the 33 Germany Grand Prix in second place with 13 points behind Ferrari star Fernando Alonso (129). Vettel (100) has 29 points less than the Spanish leader, and therefore can not even win back with a win (25 points) on the 4.574-kilometer Hockenheimring the championship lead. Perhaps but a week later, when the last race in Hungary before the summer break comes.