Vettel sorry, takes blame for crash

Formula 1 German Grand Prix start time, TV channel and odds

Formula 1 German Grand Prix start time, TV channel and odds

Rain showers meant that Vettel subsequently slid off the track on lap 51, and Raikkonen went on to take third place behind the two Mercedes cars.

Having found Hamilton guilty of the breach almost three hours after the race, the stewards opted to hand the defending champion a reprimand rather than a time penalty, saying there were three mitigating factors to the incident. By this time, Vettel was already 25 seconds up the road.

A safety auto period took place as a result of Vettel's accident.

Aussie Daniel Ricciardo's German nightmare finished as it started, with mechanical issues forcing a loss of power midway through the race, sending the Red Bull ace back to the sheds.

"F***'s sake, f***'s sake, sorry guys", a teary Vettel told his team after hitting the wall.

Hamilton was told to pit, then was told that Kimi Raikkonen is pitting so he needs to stay out, which was followed by the instructions to get 'in, in, in!' just when he cut across the grass at the beginning of the pit lane and returned to the track.

Pole-sitter Vettel had been in charge of his home race and should have extended his lead in the standings to as many as 21 points before his stunning, and potentially, title-deciding mistake.

But, shortly after, he pulled over, and the team asked him to retire the vehicle. On his Story, Hamilton shared an image of a cow with the text, "619 million humans have been killed through wars in our entire recorded history".

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She was instead photographed sitting next to Harry and the queen with her legs crossed. The P.A.R.O.S.H. dress and Aquazzura shoes she wore also sold out nearly immediately.

Vettel entered the 52nd lap of the 67-lap race having led 38 of the race's first 51 laps.

Lewis Hamilton miraculously raced his way into 6th position by the 12th lap after starting 14th on the grid, passing rival drivers with relative ease as the front of the pack prepared for the incoming rain. In a bid to get his vehicle back to the pits for repairs, Hamilton even tried to push the auto after stopping on the exit of Turn 9. Ferrari called Raikkonen to the pits early in a bid to upset the Mercedes up ahead.

The vehicle slowed shortly after Hamilton went off-track at speed at Turn 1 and bounced over the kerbs, which is what Rosberg pinpointed as the likely culprit for the stoppage.

Lewis Hamilton has accused some Formula One pundits of "undermining" him.

"To get the 1-2 for Mercedes, especially on a weekend when the team showed their confidence in us by re-signing us [both Hamilton and Bottas extended their contracts this week], is tremendous".

"I would never have thought you could do something like that today but I just kept pushing, I kept believing and it happened", he continued.

"It's traditionally been good for us but there's a lot on the weather, what it's going to be like there".

"It is a worry. And we would have done it the other way around". Romain Grosjean (Haas-Ferrari) 28.871. Mercedes now trail Ferrari by 20 points in the constructors' championship, too. With three wins, they are equal with Ferrari and Mercedes. "It's huge. They've found something incredible in that engine", he added. Credit to them because it's a big game changer. They have the hardest job, because every scenario is always different.

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