F1: Germany Grand Prix – live! Alan Smith

Hello. Well this is rather exciting – another front row of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Maybe for the remainder of the season they should hold a separate race for the rest of the grid and then allow the Mercedes pair their own competition? That would be fair.

Anyway, it is Rosberg who starts from pole at his home GP and looking to overtake Hamilton in the championship after the Briton’s win in Hungary last weekend. That was Hamilton’s fifth win from the last six races, giving him a five-point lead over Rosberg. But can the German return to the top before the summer break? Let’s wait and see.

It was Rosberg’s 27th career pole, his fifth of the season and it ties the German 6-6 in his qualifying tussles with Hamilton this year. More importantly, though, for a psyche damaged after being pulverized by his Mercedes team-mate in recent weeks, Rosberg beat his great rival in a very proper sense, going throttle-toe to throttle-toe at the very end of the session.

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