Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton will be keen to retain his lead in the Drivers' World Championship going into the summer breakGetty

The F1 juggernaut has arrived at Hockenheim circuit in Germany for the final race before the summer break with Lewis Hamilton leading the Drivers Championship for the first time this season following his win at the Hungarian Grand Prix last weekend.

The Mercedes cars were a touch quicker than Red Bull at the Hungaroring, but the Austrian-owned team took the race to the reigning world champions as they continue their surge up the order. Ferrari showed good pace during the race, but were outpaced during qualifying owing to the high downforce nature of the track.

The German Grand Prix, however, could bring the Ferraris back into the battle with the two teams above them as it is a track that will benefit the cars with a more efficient power unit. The Force India team will continue their battle with Williams for fourth place in the Constructors' Championship.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the German Grand Prix starts at 9am BST, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 1pm BST.

Track Facts

  • Circuit name: Hockenheim
  • First F1 Race: 1970
  • Circuit length: 4.574km
  • Number of laps: 67
  • Race distance: 306.458km
  • Lap record: 1.13'780 (K Raikkonen – 2004)
  • Most wins: M Schumacher (4)
  • 2014 winner: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  • 2014 pole: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

Drivers' Championship Standing

1LEWIS HAMILTONGBRMERCEDES192
2NICO ROSBERGGERMERCEDES186
3DANIEL RICCIARDOAUSRED BULL RACING115
4KIMI RÄIKKÖNENFINFERRARI114
5SEBASTIAN VETTELGERFERRARI110
6MAX VERSTAPPENNEDRED BULL RACING100
7VALTTERI BOTTASFINWILLIAMS56
8SERGIO PEREZMEXFORCE INDIA47
9FELIPE MASSABRAWILLIAMS38
10CARLOS SAINZESPTORO ROSSO30