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Hockenheim to host three-day test this week 08 Jul 2008

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2008. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Day Three, Thursday 26 June 2008. Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) McLaren MP4/23 Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Day Two, Wednesday 25 June 2008.

Less than 48 hours after the British Grand Prix, all 10 teams are expected back on track on Tuesday for the start of a three-day test at Hockenheim. Most squads will focus on preparations for the next race, which will be held at the German track later in July.

After Lewis Hamilton’s dominant victory at Silverstone on Sunday, McLaren will be keen to capitalize on any advantage they hold during their three-day schedule, while championship-leaders Ferrari will be working very hard to try to improve the performance of the F2008 ahead of the German event.

Fresh from his British podium, Nick Heidfeld will be in the hot seat for the first two days for BMW Sauber, before handing over the F1.08 to his team mate Robert Kubica on the final day. And after their disappointing Silverstone event, Force India will be out in force as they release further updates to the VJM01.

With the remainder of the field also expected to attend the test, it is set to be a busy week at the German circuit. But with showers forecast, the weather could once again upset proceedings. Check back for daily updates on the teams’ progress. Note that all schedules are provisional and subject to change.