The German GP Preview

The German GP Preview

The 2009 season reaches the halfway mark at the Nurburgring this weekend. AUTOSPORT's Edd Straw and Mark Glendenning look ahead to a potentially classic encounter as Red Bull Racing and Brawn GP prepare to go head-to-head once again

The stage is surely set for a home win in this weekend's German Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel enters on a high from his second victory of the season at the British Grand Prix. But then again, that's what everyone said about Jenson Button and Silverstone, a race that marked the low-water mark of his 2009 campaign to date.

One thing is for sure, barring something exceptional it will be all about the battle between Brawn GP and Red Bull Racing. Increasingly, it seems that the energy drinks giant's team holds the key cards – it has the fastest car, vastly improved tyre management and a driver, in Vettel, who is at the top of his game.

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