Since the long sweeps through the woodland were taken out of the picture, the Hockenheimring circuit that hosts the German Grand Prix this year looks much like most of the other 'standard' European circuit, so it rewards medium-high downforce, good balance and smooth acceleration.
The rough track surface is similarly to that at Barcelona, which punishes tyres. Given that the few high speed corners are relatively short, the bulk of that wear tends to take place at the rear as the car is accelerating out of low speed sections; this is one of the tracks where a lack of traction control is really likely to differentiate the throttle sensitivity of the drivers, as they manage that wear.
For Hockenheim, the dirty side of the track is a particular problem off the grid, so locking out the front row is not necessarily an advantage! Still, a good qualifying is important, so lighter fuel loads can be expected from those fighting for pole, whilst race day should reward drivers who load up with fuel and opt for a long first stint.