Germany Grand Prix guide: What time does it start, TV channel, odds, predictions & track guide

Lewis Hamilton goes for another race win in the German Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton goes for another race win in the German Grand Prix

All the key details ahead of the German Grand Prix, including the full weekend race schedule, start times and TV coverage, a track guide and latest odds.


German Grand Prix: Weekend schedule & TV guide

Friday July 26

  • Practice 1: 1000 BST
  • Practice 2: 1400 BST

Saturday July 27

  • Practice 3: 1100 BST
  • Qualifying: 1400 BST

Sunday July 28

  • Race: 1410 BST

TV coverage

Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4 will be broadcasting the race and all the other sessions live.

German Grand Prix: Sky Bet odds

Sky Bet have Lewis Hamilton as their odds-on favourite to win and extend his lead in the F1 Drivers' Championship, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas considered by some distance the key threat.

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F1 Insider tips

  • Nico Hulkenberg to win w/o the big six

Hulkenberg has a solid record at his home race, taking a points finish every time the event has been held since 2012. Highlights over the years include seventh place finishes in 2014, 2016 and 2018, the second of those a convincing best-of-the-rest result in which he was the only non-Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull driver to finish on the lead lap. Last year's fifth place was arguably his most impressive drive of the season and that result should give him confidence this weekend as he tries to arrest a campaign which has threatened to descend into mediocrity. With temperatures in the high-30s leading up to the race and thunderstorms forecast, the unpredictability could play into his experienced hands. Hulkenberg would have rewarded those backing this bet at the last two German Grands Prix, and 12/1 looks a little long for a hat-trick.

  • Charles Leclerc to be fastest in Free Practice 1

Leclerc's qualifying performance at Hockenheim for Sauber underlined his precocious talent and strengthened his case to be given the second Ferrari race seat for 2019. Leclerc was three-quarters of a second faster than team-mate Marcus Ericsson in Q2 while Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was pipped by Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas to second on the grid behind Sebastian Vettel. The cards didn't fall Leclerc's way in the race the following afternoon but his performance on the Saturday is enough to give us the confidence that the Hockenheim track is one of those - like Bahrain and Baku - at which Monegasque will excel. High temperatures heading into the weekend should suit the Ferrari package, so at 9/2 and 6/1 respectively, Leclerc and Vettel look solid bets to outperform Mercedes in FP1.

German Grand Prix: Track guide

  • Venue: Hockenheimring
  • Circuit length: 4.574km (2.842mi)
  • Race distance: 306.458km (190.424mi)
  • Laps: 67
  • Turns: 16
  • 2018 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2018 pole position: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
  • 2018 fastest race lap: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

German Grand Prix: Last five podiums

2018

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
  3. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)

2017

No race

2016

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  2. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
  3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

2015

No race

2014

  1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  2. Valterri Bottas (Williams-Mercedes)
  3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
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