Has Germany fallen out of love with F1?

Has Germany fallen out of love with F1?

Empty seats in the once-heaving Hockenheim grandstands set alarm bells ringing in F1 last weekend. DIETER RENCKEN investigates the causes

Sunday's German Grand Prix was arguably the 2014 season's most thrilling round so far - certainly the most action-packed, with superb slo-mo replays bringing out the best of Formula 1 2014-style. Hockenheim's race featured overtaking up and down the order, with cars regularly battling into (and out of) corners three-abreast.

Lewis Hamilton fought his way to the podium from the back row for Mercedes, en route taking no prisoners, while Turn 1 spectators were treated to a spectacular but ultimately harmless barrel roll after Mercedes-powered pair Felipe Massa and Kevin Magnussen collided as the field funnelled into the first corner.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

$1