The German Grand Prix was a great race on the track and also on social media. Lewis Hamilton took home his fourth victory in a row and extended his championship lead over teammate Nico Rosberg to 19 points, and the Red Bull team came across second and third to nab their first double podium of the season. The start of the race was one of the most exciting parts with pole sitter Rosberg getting off to a horrendous start and Hamilton, Ricciardo and Verstappen jumping right on him.
This was just the start to Rosberg’s nightmare day at his home Grand Prix.
After the grid settled back down and ordered itself out, Rosberg came charging back up the field and finally put himself to within reach of Verstappen; a dive bomb up the inside into the hairpin at turn six on lap 30 resulted in an uproar on social media.
There’s a look at where Rosberg forces Verstappen wide after the daring move. Rosberg got past Verstappen and then was given a five-second time penalty.
Andrew Benson points out that the move was eerily similar to what Rosberg did back in Austria.
The Mercedes team was obviously against the penalty and felt it was a fair move.
The penalty was a hot topic post race as well, Niki Lauda came out and said that the penalty was just, and he’s in the Mercedes garage.
Verstappen was asked about his thoughts and he got a good laugh with race winner Hamilton during the press conference in this clip from F1.
The boys all celebrated their podiums, some in different ways.
Daniel certainly enjoyed his second place finish in his 100th Grand Prix. Lewis made sure to thank the Mercedes boys back in the garage for a fourth straight win.
Despite all the controversy, the race ends the first half of the season and leads us into the summer break until F1 returns to Belgium in about a month. Which leaves this tweet as how we’re all feeling.