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Jul 15

F1: Rosberg to wear World Cup-themed helmet for home race in Germany

 

Nico Rosberg, World Championship leader and German World Cup soccer fan, will be wearing a special helmet at the Hockenheim circuit this weekend.

Rosberg, who was born in Germany but grew up in Monaco, considers the German Grand Prix his “second home grand prix” of the season and will be wearing a German-World-Cup-team-themed helmet in celebration of the nation’s World Cup victory last Sunday.

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Jul 15

F1 video: Mercedes drivers preview German GP as competition prepares to pounce

during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom.

(From left) Mercedes drivers and during celebrations after the 2014 . (Photo: Getty Images)

The talk in the paddock ever since left Silverstone last Sunday has been over the ‘FRIC’ system and whether it will be banned prior to the upcoming .

Whether it will or not remains a mystery, and talk is that the dominant Mercedes W05 Hybrid may be the car that suffers most if the system is deemed illegal. However, as far as the Silver Arrows crew is concerned, its business as usual as they get set for the team’s home Grand Prix.

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Jul 9

Germany not Rosberg’s home race, says Hamilton

Nico Rosberg arrives on the grid at the British GP, which was the home race for his teammate Lewis Hamilton. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

arrives on the grid at the , which was the home race for his teammate . (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton said next weekend’s German Grand Prix is “not really his home race.”

F1 now heads from Hamilton’s home turf at Silverstone to , where German-born Rosberg might expect similar levels of local support.

Not so, Hamilton told reporters, as Rosberg has a Finnish father and he grew up and still lives in Monaco.

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Jul 7

F1 Monday notebook – many drivers left frustrated after British GP

Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel engaged in a heated battle late on in Sunday's British GP. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

and engaged in a heated battle late on in Sunday’s . (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Christian Horner says that the battle between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso at Silverstone was a fair one, despite some controversy about how much of the run-off area they were using.

Both drivers complained on team radio about their rival exceeding track limits, something that the FIA had brought up before the race. Vettel eventually got past, and pulled away to claim fifth.

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