How German GP climax could've been even bigger shock
Ferrari, Mercedes and even Racing Point had a shot at winning the German Grand Prix but it ultimately went to Max Verstappen and Red Bull. This is the full story of the seven phases of an extraordinary race
The German Grand Prix was one of those rare, delicious blends of chaos, virtuoso driving, wheel-to-wheel action, mistakes and constant make-or-break strategy decisions that had the Hockenheim crowd on its feet and overwhelming the noise of the cars with their cheers time and time again.
Five drivers could realistically claim this should have been their weekend - with a few feisty midfielders legitimately able to suggest that they could have been contenders with the right breaks - but it was Red Bull's Max Verstappen who delivered a classic, old-school 'spin and win' triumph.
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