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F1: German Grand Prix in six words

Short of time, patience or attention? Get the low-down on the German Grand Prix in less than a minute with our six-word summaries of drivers, teams and the overall race:

Overall race report

Hamilton gets McLaren off the hook



1. Lewis Hamilton
Cool head, fast car, race saved
2. Nelson A Piquet
Congratulations on a well-deserved podium
3. Felipe Massa
Neither car nor driver performed today
4. Nick Heidfeld
Calm, solid performance on home turf
5. Heikki Kovalainen
Held his own, did no better
6. Kimi Raikkonen
Lap 44: pit crew replaced batteries
7. Robert Kubica
Spent race battling for little reward
8. Sebastian Vettel
Showed Red Bull made right decision
9. Jarno Trulli
Fought valiantly but out of points
10. Nico Rosberg
Colleague’s woes made him look better
11. Fernando Alonso
Lost golden opportunity to make mark
12. Sebastien Bourdais
Did OK, still outclassed by Vettel
13. David Coulthard
Had another avoidable accident, lost places
14. Giancarlo Fisichella
Kept awkward car going until end
15. Kazuki Nakajima
He never really turned up today
16. Adrian Sutil
Did nothing noteworthy at home race
17. Jenson Button
This wasn’t world championship standard driving
DNF: Timo Glock
Suspension broke, suffered a horrible crash
DNF: Mark Webber
Competitive until debris damaged his engine
DNF: Rubens Barrichello
Cursing DC for ending decent run


Bloody lucky Hamilton pulled this off
Not the podium-winner they expected
Need an answer to revamped McLaren
Refusing to relinquish hopes of glory
Toro Rosso
Showed up Red Bull nicely today
Poor return on undoubted qualifying success
Two drivers home, otherwise nothing doing
Red Bull
DC clumsy, Webber unlucky, race unrewarding
Force India
Didn’t finish last, courtesy of Honda
November just can’t come soon enough

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