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German F1 Grand Prix 2019

The German Grand Prix was the first wet race of 2019, but it was well worth the wait. In a season that has been dominated by Mercedes, a series of rain showers on Sunday afternoon turned the order on its head and provided two hours of solid entertainment.


Mercedes' "Armageddon" weekend: On a weekend when Mercedes was celebrating its 125 years in motorsport, its F1 team turned in one of its worst performances in recent memory. Whatever could go wrong did go wrong, including both drivers spinning off (one into retirement) and a 50-second pit stop.
When the chequered flag fell, the German Grand Prix was only the fifth time Hamilton has failed to score a point in the past five years, and Bottas squandered the opportunity to take a chunk out of his teammate's 39-point championship lead. Making matters worse for Bottas was that a post-race penalty for the Alfa Romeo drivers elevated Hamilton to ninth, meaning Hamilton will lead by 41 when the Hungarian Grand Prix takes place in seven days time.