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2008 German Grand Prix

Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland

Sunday, July 20, 2008
Round:
10
Weather:
Warm, dry and cloudy
Laps:
67
Fastest Lap:
Heidfeld, 1m15.987
Country:
Germany
Circuit:
2008 season:
Report

To some degree, it was a risky strategy, but in the end it worked out to perfection, and Lewis Hamilton won the German Grand Prix, thus becoming the first driver to win two on the trot in 2008. “I’d have preferred it to be straightforward,” Hamilton smiled afterwards, “but it didn’t work out that way…” Lewis had started from pole position, and confidently seized the initiative from the beginning, pulling away from Felipe Massa’s Ferrari at the rate of half a second a lap, and more. After the first stops his lead stabilised at around 12 seconds, and to that point it had been a remarkably uneventful afternoon. Then, out of the last corner, the right rear suspension of Timo Glock’s Toyota failed, and instantly the car pitched backwards into the pit wall. Debris was showered everywhere, of course, and as a shaken Glock was helped from the wrecked car out came the safety car.

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