MICK’S A CHIP OFF OLD BLOCK
THERE was plenty for German fans to cheer before the race, with Mick Schumacher getting behind the wheel of father Michael’s 2004 world title-winning Ferrari. Mick (below) wore a helmet featuring his father’s design and fans gave him an emotional standing ovation when he climbed out of the cockpit.
PRESSURE ON PIERRE
IT was not all joy for Red Bull. While Verstappen won, his team-mate had another tough weekend. Pierre Gasly’s poor results this term meant his future at the team was already in doubt. Crashing into Toro Rosso’s Alex Albon here won’t help his case.
NO END TO HAAS CIVIL WAR
HAVING collided at the British GP a fortnight ago, you would have thought Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen would be keen to avoid another tangle. Instead, they once again drove into each other. Boss Guenther Steiner admitted he is ‘baffled’ over how to fix the feud.
DANIIL’S DOUBLE DELIGHT
DANIIL KVYAT enjoyed one of the best weekends of his life — and not just because he secured his third F1 podium and the second ever for his Toro Rosso team. The Russian (below), revealed that his wife gave birth to their daughter on the eve of the race.
PUTTING ON QUITE A SHOW
PRE-RACE shows are nothing new on the grid, but Hockenheim’s warmup act was one of the most bizarre yet. In the pouring rain, a band featuring fancy-dressed figures, ranging from medieval-like jesters to clowns, marched down the track, much to the bemusement of the fans around the circuit.
ONE LECLERC IS HAPPY
WHILE Charles Leclerc ended the race in the barriers, his younger brother Arthur enjoyed a more productive day at Hockenheim. He won the morning’s F4 support race and was greeted by the Ferrari star in parc ferme afterwards where they shared a warm brotherly hug.