Setting the scene for the German Grand Prix

Setting the scene for the German Grand Prix

It's 20 years since Michael Schumacher earned his first podium at home; while Sebastian Vettel is still searching for a first win in front his countrymen. Edd Straw muses over this and Lewis Hamilton's future destination ahead of this weekend's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim

Michael Schumacher finished third at Hockenheim in 1992. It was his first home grand prix and therefore his first podium on German soil, a real moment to savour both for the man himself and the home crowd. And where was Sebastian Vettel at that point? Well, probably at home watching on television, but earlier that weekend he'd been there trackside, cheering on Schumacher.

Now, Schumacher is very well aware of his own senior citizen status on the Formula 1 grid and perfectly comfortable with it as well.

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