(Pirelli Motorsport Media)
The German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring was won by Mercedes AMG F1 Team's Nico Rosberg using a two stop strategy work having started the race on the faster Super-soft tyre. The German made his first stop on lap 15 for the Soft compound tyre while stopping for the second and final time on lap 41 for another set of the Soft tyre's.
McLaren's Jenson Button completed the longest stint on the Soft tyre as he managed laps on the yellow marked tyre while Caterham's Marcus Ericsson completed the longest stint on the Super-Soft tyre managing 24 laps on the red walled P-Zero tyre.
There had been been talk of rain during the race that never materialized instead it came after the race. Speaking following the race Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery commented:
'With conditions being a lot cooler than they had been previously, the teams were working in a somewhat unknown area when it came to tyre behaviour compared to the previous two days. We saw plenty of close racing – sometimes very close racing – that also affected tyre wear and degradation. As expected there were between two and three pit stops, with two of the podium finishers, including the winner, stopping just twice. Although he stopped one more time than his direct rivals, Hamilton’s strategy allowed him to come right into contention from a long way down the grid. Our choice of the soft and supersoft ensured plenty of action and some exciting battles from start to finish, despite several different strategies being played out.'
© Ben Johnston 2014