Weather update - wet race still possible 24 Jul 2005
Welcome to race day at Hockenheim and the German Grand Prix, the 12th round of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Some forecasts predict rain showers today, but right now the morning is just as benign as yesterdays when conditions were occasionally overcast but always warm. The ambient temperature high has been revised downwards from 26 degrees Celsius but is still expected to be around 22.
If it does rain in the race, however, bear in mind that Ferrari are the only team this year known to have run meaningful mileage in the wet, after specially soaking Fiorano.
The 4.574 km Hockenheim circuit is unchanged for 2005. Kimi Raikkonen holds the lap record in 1m 13.780s from last years race in which he finished second to Michael Schumacher. The Ferrari driver started from pole position after a lap of 1m 13.305s.
The race will run over 67 laps (306.458 km) and will start at 1400 hrs local time which is two hours ahead of GMT.