Nico Rosberg will be hoping for a win in front of his home fans as the Mercedes driver will be the favourite to win the 2014 German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring. He is likely to face tough competition from his teammate Lewis Hamilton after the British driver won the previous race at Silverstone.

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: Hockenheimring
  • First F1 Race: 1970
  • Circuit Length: 4.571 km
  • Number of Laps: 67
  • Race Distance: 306.458 km
  • Fastest Lap: 1:13.780 Kimi Raikkonen
  • Most Wins: Rudolf Caracciola (6)
  • 2013 Winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
  • 2013 Pole: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Driver's Championship Review

Rosberg failed to complete the British Grand Prix, while Hamilton made up for his qualifying error and managed to win the last race in front of his home fans. The victory for the British driver has seen him stay just four points behind his Mercedes teammate in the second place. Rosberg heads the championship leader board with 165 points.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo is third with just two points short of three figures, while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is fourth with 87.

Constructor's Championship Review

With Rosberg and Hamilton in splendid form, Mercedes are on top of the constructor's leader board with 326 points. They have a comfortable 158 point lead over second place Red Bull. Ferrari are in third spot with 106 points.