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Cool but dry race expected at Hockenheim

Sunday at Hockenheim should host a dry German grand prix.

There has been often heavy rain at the venue since Thursday, despite the fact that the days preceding F1’s arrival in Germany were very hot.

Some of that blue sky could peek through the predicted cloud-cover on Sunday, even though forecasters are not ruling out the possibility of rain.

“We are hoping for some warmer weather,” admitted Red Bull team boss Christian Horner on Saturday, after Sebastian Vettel pipped Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to pole position by the merest margin of 2 thousandths.

Ferrari and Bridgestone calculated that the gap equated to 15 centimetres at the chequered flag.

Ferrari’s increased pace has the Italian camp determined to finally return to the top step of the podium, after a string of disappointing results.

Inclement weather for Sunday is therefore not on the agenda: “We hope we can finally have a normal race,” said team boss Stefano Domenicali.

Pole sitter Vettel commented: “I heard the weather forecast (for the race) is dry.”