The Ferrari driver retired through his teammate after qualifying for the Eifel Grand Prix in Q2. In the front, however, the Silver Arrows drive forward again.
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Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton starts from second place on the hunt for the Schumacher record. The British Mercedes driver had to admit a defeat to his teammate Valtteri Bottas (Finland) during qualifying for the Grand Prix of the Eifel at the Nürburgring. Third was Max Verstappen (Netherlands) in the Red Bull. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim) finished eleventh in a Ferrari and missed the final qualifying segment for the eighth time in the eleventh race of the season in his home Grand Prix.
Nico Hülkenberg made another spontaneous comeback. De Emmericher replaced the ill Canadian Lance Stroll at Racing Point in the short term. The 33-year-old Rhinelander finished 20th and last without having ridden a single meter for qualifying. He missed less than half a second to reach the second qualifying segment.
Mercedes remains unbeaten
If Hamilton wins the race on Sunday (from 2.10 p.m. in the live ticker on Chillreport), he will set Michael Schumacher’s record with 91 wins. The 35-year-old Hamilton just missed the 97th pole position of his Formula 1 career on Saturday, in this category he is number one by far. At the Nürburgring, Hamilton only took first place once: seven years ago, when Formula 1 last stopped in the Eifel.
Mercedes remains unbeaten in qualifying this year. Bottas is at the front for the 14th time in his career and this season he took pole for the third time.