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Formula 1 in the live ticker: Hülkenberg with a surprise comeback - Vettel disappointed again


Formula 1 has a German festival weekend. For Mick Schumacher, however, there was a setback before the Eifel GP at the Nürburgring. All information in the news ticker.

Formula 1 has a German festival weekend.

For Mick Schumacher, however, there was a setback before the Eifel GP at the Nürburgring.

All information in the news ticker.


Sebastian Vettel (left) and Nico Hülkenberg.

© Sebastian Gollnow / dpa

  • The

    Formula 1 *

    guest appearance in 2020 in Germany again - the

    Grand Prix of the Eifel

    is eagerly awaited.

  • Mick Schumacher *

    should make

    his debut in an

    Alfa Romeo

    during training at the




  • But the dream has burst for the time being.

    All information and results for the

    F1 Eifel GP

    can be found here in the

    live ticker


>>> UPDATE <<<

Update from October 11th, 10.15 a.m.: Mick Schumacher

was not allowed

on the track

during training at the


, the rain screwed up Michael Schumacher's son his debut in Formula 1. In return, the fans got to see another German driver.

Nico Hülkenberg

spontaneously replaced the sick Racing Point driver

Lance Stroll


Now it is also clear why the Canadian was out on such short notice.

“He was on the toilet the whole time,” explained team boss

Otmar Szafnauer


“So he was on the toilet the whole time and said: 'I got rid of so much fluids and I can't get away from the toilet long enough to get into the racing car,'” said Szafnauer.

Hülkenberg, who had already jumped in twice in the summer at Silverstone for Sergio Perez, who had suffered from Corona, wanted to go to the Nürburgring anyway thanks to his work as an expert for RTL.

“I knew he couldn't be far away.

So I called him and asked: 'How far away are you?' "Said Szafnauer.

Hülkenberg had to do a cold start and went straight to the start in qualifying without having driven a meter.

Formula 1 in the live ticker: Mercedes in the front row - Vettel disappointing again

Update from 4:13 p.m

.: Qualifying is over.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas set

the fastest race lap and secured pole position for the race on Sunday.

Team mate and world champion

Lewis Hamilton

starts from second place on the hunt for the Schumacher record.

Third was

Max Verstappen

in the Red Bull.

From a German point of view, the home GP has so far been less good.

Four-time world champion

Sebastian Vettel

finished eleventh in a Ferrari and missed the final qualifying section for the eighth time in the eleventh race of the season.

Nico Hülkenberg



, took 20th and last place - but without having driven a meter before qualifying

Valtteri Bottas takes his third pole of 2020 👏 # EifelGP 🇩🇪 # F1

- Formula 1 (@ F1) October 10, 2020

Formula 1 in the live ticker: Hülkenberg makes a comeback - "It was another wild story"

Update from 3:44 p.m


Qualifying is

currently running

at the




Nico Hülkenberg is also there


The native of the Rhineland, who is replacing Lance Stroll at Racing Point, was happy about his comeback on the Sky microphone: “It was even wilder than the last time.

I was having coffee with a colleague at 11 a.m. and then suddenly I got a call from Otmar (

Szafnauer, team manager, editor

), who said I should get on my socks immediately.

It was a wild story again, but it was fun and I enjoyed it. "

Formula 1 in the live ticker: sensational comeback perfect!

Hülkenberg starts on the Nürburgring

Update from 2:28 p.m

.: Now it's official:

Nico Hülkenberg

is making

his next surprising

Formula 1 comeback

at the



The Rhinelander replaces the Canadian

Lance Stroll

at Racing Point

, who had canceled before the final training for the Grand Prix of the Eifel on Saturday due to malaise.

The racing team confirmed this.


will start in the qualification for the eleventh race of the season (3 p.m.).

For the 33-year-old, it is the next lightning comeback for Racing Point.

In the summer he stepped in for Stroll's teammate Sergio Perez.

The Mexican had

dropped out

of both Grand Prix in England

after a positive

Corona test



- BWT Racing Point F1 Team (@ RacingPointF1) October 10, 2020

Update from 1:25 p.m.:

In the third free practice session, Mercedes driver

Valtteri Bottas

towered over

his competition and set the best time in the unusual Formula 1 weekend at the Nürburgring.

The Finn in 1: 26.225 minutes relegated his team-mate

Lewis Hamilton

to second place by 0.136 seconds.

Hamilton could get his 91st victory on Sunday with a victory at the Grand Prix in the Eifel - and the


of Michael Schumacher



Sebastian Vettel

from Heppenheim showed a surprisingly good performance,

finishing fifth in his Ferrari.

Another German driver who did not take part in the race also came into focus.

After the Canadian Lance Stroll, according to his racing team Racing Point, “doesn't feel 100 percent well”,

Nico Hülkenberg


move into the cockpit.

The Emmerich had replaced the Racing Point driver

Sergio Perez

at the two races at Silverstone in August

, as the Mexican

had been infected

with the



On Saturday lunchtime,



a photo of his private car on Instagram at the Nürburgring race track - but Hülkenberg would have to present a negative corona test by the start of qualifying at 3 p.m., which could now prove difficult.

UPDATE: @lance_stroll is not feeling 100% this morning and will therefore not participate in FP3.

His condition will be assessed after the session to evaluate whether he is fit to drive, at which point the team will confirm plans for Quali. # F1 #EifelGP

- BWT Racing Point F1 Team (@ RacingPointF1) October 10, 2020

Bizarre scenes occurred on Friday: the clock ran down from 90 minutes to 0 minutes twice, but the pit lane remained closed during the two training sessions because it was not possible to allow the rescue helicopter to take off.

That is why

Mick Schumacher


his first training session in Formula 1, the Formula 2 leader should have driven an Alfa Romeo.

However, the 21-year-old always stayed with the team and later said: “I can attend meetings and get to know the inner workings of Alfa.

I want to get as much input as possible. "

Formula 1 in the live ticker: clear view without rain at the Nürburgring

Update of 10 October, 9:43

: The

Formula 1

will be a guest at the Nürburgring - and the joy large.

Motorsport fans were disappointed on Friday, however, because the training was canceled due to the weather (see previous updates).


is now

on the agenda on



Can it take place?

It is currently looking good.





, home of the


, the weather experts are currently forecasting a clear view without rain or other disturbances.


all probability,


can take place.

Who will secure the pole?

Formula 1 in the live ticker: Schumacher with huge bad luck - weather chaos causes training cancellation

4.10 p.m.:

And now the great news!

Today's Friday training session is completely canceled.

The conditions on the track make racing impossible.

The main fault is not the water on the route, but the rescue helicopter.

It could take off without any problems in an emergency, but landing at Koblenz hospital is not possible due to the visibility.

Therefore, the race management takes the only possible consequence - there will be no Friday training at the Grand Prix of the Eifel.

3:50 p.m.:

The weather at the Nürburgring is not getting any better.

The second training session will also be postponed, as the race management announced.

The further process is completely unclear - a chaos weekend is imminent.

More information will follow!

12.08 p.m.:


The pit lane does not open.

This means that the first free practice session will be canceled.

So there is no opportunity for

Mick Schumacher

to sit

in the

Alfa Romeo


In the second free practice, he is not allowed to start, as team boss

Frédéric Vasseur

told Sky.

Will he get another chance later this season?

The French didn't want to talk about that.

In general, he

is an option


Alfa Romeo

in the coming season.

Formula 1: Grand Prix of the Eifel - chaos during the first free practice

11:59 a.m.:

Nothing new from the Eifel.

The first free practice ticks down mercilessly.

And Mick Schumacher is not allowed to get into his Alfa Romeo cockpit.

11.38 a.m.:

That's it - the free practice is postponed by 30 minutes.

But if you look at the fog in the Eifel, the situation will probably not improve anytime soon.

Mick Schumacher's big dream has been postponed.

And it is - unfortunately - quite possible that the first free practice session will not take place at all.

So that means for Mick that he won't get into the cockpit.

Update from October 9, 11:31 a.m.:

It looks like the first free practice session will initially be postponed by half an hour.

Update from October 9, 11:19 a.m.:

Really bitter for

Mick Schumacher


The free practice could not start because of the difficult weather.

But the clock is ticking, at 12.30 p.m. the session is definitely over.

But nobody is allowed on the track yet - does that mean that Schumacher has to postpone his F1 debut after all?

The big problem is the fog: The helicopter cannot take off and in an emergency it would not be able to fly to a hospital.

That's why everything is delayed here at the Nürburgring, safety comes first.

Really bitter for Mick Schumacher when you can't go out because of the rain.

Wait and see how the decision is made!

@alfaromeoracing # Pratice1 @SchumacherMick #mickschumacher # f1 #EifelGP # Formel1 #fia # debut

- 𝒦𝒫𝐿𝒾𝓋𝑒 |

𝘒𝘢𝘪 😏 (@KaiHunold) October 9, 2020

Update from October 9th, 10:29 am:

It will be a historic day in Formula 1 history:

Mick Schumacher


his debut in the premier class

at the



"Only" during

free practice

- but it could be the first of many.

We are already excited, from 11 a.m. the engines will roar in the Eifel.

Formula 1: Nürburgring in the live ticker - Mick Schumacher makes history

First report from October 8, 4:12 p.m .:

Nürburgring - what a weekend - the German Formula 1 heart is



It's not just the return to the


after seven years of abstinence that makes motorsport fans' eyes wet.

An absolute highlight of the “German Festival” in the Eifel is of course

Mick Schumacher's

Formula 1 debut


The son of Formula 1 legend

Michael Schumacher *

will be behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racing car for the first time on Friday.

Formula 1 in the live ticker: Mick Schumacher replaces Antonio Giovinazzi in the first free practice session

In the

first free practice session

, Schumacher takes over the

Alfa Romeo


Antonio Giovinazzi


He is following in the footsteps of his father Michael * and his uncle Ralf.

All of Germany will look to the debut - there is a certain pressure.

“I have a lot of respect for racing in front of the big names.

Having expectations would be unfair.

The anticipation is of course very great, ”he told




⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️◻️◻️◻️◻️ # EifelGP 🇩🇪 # F1

- Formula 1 (@ F1) October 8, 2020

His job will be to collect as much data as possible for the team.

Because the Nürburgring has not been driven for seven years - it is therefore completely unclear how the 2020 cars will behave on the track.

Then there is the cold weather, it should be wet.

Long-time Mercedes * team boss

Norbert Haug

praised Mick Schumacher for being a "perfect driver".

Formula 1 in the live ticker: Mick Schumacher will probably get an F1 cockpit - Sebastian Vettel in a dispute with Ferrari

It is considered likely that the 21-year-old will get a permanent Formula 1 cockpit in the next season.

Alfa Romeo is the favorite.

A seat has already been cast for him - and both drivers do not yet have a contract for next year.

Will the signature follow soon?

With four races to go, he leads the overall standings in

Formula 2


“As a Formula 1 maker, I wouldn't let the opportunity pass,” said Haug.

An ancient photo recently popped up showing Mick with his father Michael *.

The second driver to have a home game is

Sebastian Vettel *


It is doubtful whether his anticipation is as great.

The cooperation with

Ferrari *

has been a farce for months - in the last race in


there were again accusations and blame.

The Heppenheimer accused his racing team of deliberately using it as a brake block, which was immediately rejected.

But he doesn't have to grapple with the Scuderia for too long.

It has already been leaked what his

new car


Aston Martin

could look like *.


* is part of the Ippen editorial network.

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List of rubric lists: © Sebastian Gollnow / dpa

Source: merkur

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