German Grand Prix Preview – Sebastian Vettel Due A Win
Just two drivers have managed to win a race more than once in the Formula 1 campaign. Fernando Alonso was the first to do so and Mark Webber managed it at the British Grand Prix last time out.
Alonso looks to be the man to beat this year, he is currently on top of the Drivers Championships, and 13 points clear of Webber in second.
The Spaniard is really showing his class at the moment and when he doesn't win a race, he seems to still be on the podium, proving that he is ready to be a champion.
Webber will know another victory this time out would really close the gap and put pressure on Alonso.
The Australian was not spoken about too much before he won his first race in Monaco, since then he has climbed up the table in the Drivers Championship. Webber has never won the German Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has won this race twice in the past and came out on top last year, so this could be the Grand Prix where he turns his bad fortunes of late around.
The Englishman was leading the way in the early stages of the season but has fallen off the pace in recent weeks and now sits 37 points behind Alonso.
With Jenson Button well off the lead, Hamilton will know that he holds the hopes for McLaren this campaign and a win could not come at a better time.
The 27-year-old has finished on the podium just once in seven races, something he will be desperate to chance this time out.
Sebastian Vettel has been as consistent as ever, without really grabbing a great deal of the headlines.
The German has been out of the top six just two times during the whole season and there will be no race that he wants to win more than this one. He will be looking to be the first German to win here since Michael Schumacher in 2006.
This really does have the makings of being a classic with all drivers needing a result, weather it is to end poor form, close in on the top of the table or strengthen their lead will be extremely competitive.
In the end though, it is a race that Sebastian Vettel will take. He has home advantage and has not won a Grand Prix since April so is overdue a victory. Lewis Hamilton will challenge him all the way and take second place, with Fernando Alonso completing the podium finishers.
Author: Joe Rooney