The German Grand Prix has existed since 1926 and most of the times, the race has been staged at the Hockenheimring circuit. A total of 75 races have been featured so far and the 2019 German Grand Prix will mark the 76th edition of the race. After the 2 most exciting races in Austria and Britain, the F1 heads for Hockenheim.
The British driver Lewis Hamilton made a record at the previous 2019 British GP by sealing a 6th win at his home race. The 2019 German GP is the 11th race of the 2019 F1 World Championship and the race will be held on 28 July. Here is all you need to know about the past German GP champions.
First German GP: 1926 or 1932 or 1951?
When was the first German GP held? The first German GP was recorded in 1926, held at the AVUS Berlin circuit. The 1926 German Grand Prix was not part of the F1 World Championship and was the 11th race of the other Grand Prix conducted that year. The Mercedes driver Rudolf Caracciola lifted the first German GP trophy.
The 1932 German Grand Prix was one among the 3 Grand Prix races held that season along with Italian and French GP, which was part of the European Championship. Rudolf Caracciola claimed his 4th win but he drove with Alfa Romeo this time.
As officially part of the F1 World Championship, the first German GP took place in 1951 and Alberto Ascari of Ferrari won the title.
Where was the First German GP Held?
The very first German GP was held at the AVUS Berlin in 1926 and the circuit was used for the second and final time in 1959. For a total of 36 times till date, the German GP has been held at the Hockenheimring circuit. The first race in Hockenheim was featured in 1970.
Other than these two circuits, the German GP has been staged in the town of Nurburg 39 times and currently, considering the past 9 races, the race has been held alternatively in Nurburg and Hockenheim, with the last 3 matches raced at Hockenheimring circuit.
Who Won the German Grand Prix 2018?
The 2018 German GP was the 11th race of the 2018 F1 World Championship and among the 20 drivers, 4 drivers retired during the race with Daniel Ricciardo leading the retirement due to power loss in the 27th lap. Lewis Hamilton was the defending champion who won the 2016 German GP for the 3rd time.
The 2017 F1 World Champion did not have German GP and Hamilton successfully defended his title by winning the 2018 title tallying the winning count with the German driver Michael Schumacher. After Schumacher, 2 German drivers claimed home win one-time each: Vettel in 2013 and Nico Rosberg in 2014.
Who is the Most Successful German GP Driver?
Since the inception of the German Grand Prix in 1926, a total 75 seasons have been conducted and the driver who holds the record for the most title wins is the German driver Rudolf Caracciola with 6 titles. The German raced exceptionally well between 1926 and 1939 and was the first driver to hold back-to-back titles in 1931 and 1932.
He won 5 of the 6 titles with Mercedes and the only title he won with Alfa Romeo was in 1932. Followed by him, after 68 long years, Michael Schumacher nearly reached the record with 4 titles to his name. The current reigning champion Hamilton claimed his 4th title by winning the 2018 German GP.
He is now looking forward to a 5th win this season, which looks quite possible after the home favorite Sebastian Vettel met with an accident last season and retired at the 51st lap. Vettel has claimed only one home title so far in 2013 with Red Bull-Renault, which he failed to defend by losing to Mercedes Nico Rosberg in 2014.
How many Drivers have won the German GP for a minimum of 3 times? Have a look at the table below to know about the racers with more than 2 titles.
|Number of Wins||Driver||Years won|
|6||Rudolf Caracciola||1926, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1939|
|4||Michael Schumacher||1995, 2002, 2004, 2006|
|Lewis Hamilton||2008, 2011, 2016, 2018|
|3||Alberto Ascari||1950, 1951, 1952|
|Juan Manuel Fangio||1954, 1956, 1957|
|Jackie Stewart||1968, 1971, 1973|
|Nelson Piquet||1981, 1986, 1987|
|Ayrton Senna||1988, 1989, 1990|
|Fernando Alonso||2005, 2010, 2012|
How many German GP Titles have Ferrari Won?
Right from the initiation of the race, Germany has represented most of the players on the F1 grid but currently, only Vettel and Hulkenberg are the home players. Britain’s titles at the German GP is higher than the home town Germany, as they stand 2nd with 12 titles to its name.
The Constructor’s Championship is dominated by Ferrari, standing first with an unreachable record of 22 German GP victories to its name. Mercedes stands second with 11 more titles needed to reach the Ferrari’s record. The fastest lap record set so far at the German GP is 1:13.780 min by McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen.
How many German Grand Prix has McLaren won? Check out the table below that shows the Constructors with more than 4 titles to their name.
|Number of Wins||Constructor||Years won|
|22||Ferrari||1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012|
|11||Mercedes||1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1954, 2014, 2016, 2018|
|9||Williams||1979, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2003|
|8||McLaren||1976, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2008, 2011|
|5||Brabham||1966, 1967, 1969, 1975, 1981|
German GP Past Winners
The 76th edition of the German GP will be held at the Hockenheimring circuit for the 3rd time in a row since 2014 and the driver who will be entering the race as the defending champion is the 4 time champion, Lewis Hamilton. The race was not held twice in the past 10 years.
Find the all-time Winners of German Grand Prix listed below.
|2013||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Nürburgring GP-Strecke|
|2011||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes||Nürburgring GP-Strecke|
|2009||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||Nürburgring GP-Strecke|
|2003||Juan Pablo Montoya||Williams-BMW|
|1985||Michele Alboreto||Ferrari||Nürburgring GP-Strecke|
|1976||James Hunt||McLaren-Ford||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1969||Jacky Ickx||Brabham-Ford||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1960||Joakim Bonnier||Porsche||Nürburgring Südschleife|
|1959||Tony Brooks||Ferrari||AVUS Berlin|
|1958||Tony Brooks||Vanwall||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1957||Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati|
|1956||Juan Manuel Fangio||Ferrari|
|1954||Juan Manuel Fangio||Mercedes||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1950||Alberto Ascari||Ferrari||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1939||Rudolf Caracciola||Mercedes||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1936||Bernd Rosemeyer||Auto Union|
|1935||Tazio Nuvolari||Alfa Romeo|
|1934||Hans Stuck||Auto Union||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1932||Rudolf Caracciola||Alfa Romeo||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1931||Rudolf Caracciola||Mercedes||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|1929||Louis Chiron||Bugatti||Nürburgring Gesamtstrecke|
|1926||Rudolf Caracciola||Mercedes||AVUS Berlin|