Ex-F1 driver Timo Glock trolls Brazilian rival with #17 DTM car

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Earlier this week, we reported how German F1 fans were making the most of a €77 price cut in tickets for next weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim after the race organizers offered a €11 discount for every goal that the team scored.

Germany’s 7-1 demolition of Brazil in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup came as a shock to the footballing world, but a number of German drivers are also making the most of the success to tease their Brazilian rivals.

Former F1 driver Timo Glock is now racing in the German DTM series with car #17, so why not make the most of the 7-1 win by placing a Brazilian and German flag on either side?

Fellow BMW racer Augusto Farfus was the target of his mockery, but he was a good sport and even donned a pair of German sunglasses for this picture.

Sebastian Vettel also spoke about the victory at Silverstone, saying: “Obviously very proud of how they played and of the result. Obviously it was more dominant than everyone was expected, but for the final, whoever we meet, it will be tight so as a fan I’m cheering and rooting for Germany!”.

Let’s just hope for Glock’s sake that Neuer and co. can find a way past Argentina on Sunday night…

Josef Newgarden wins pole for Grand Prix of Alabama

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With time running off the clock, Josef Newgarden lapped Barber Motorsports Park with a speed of 122.773 mph to win his third career pole and first on this track in the Grand Prix of Alabama.

Newgarden has two previous wins at Barber. He won last year’s edition of this race after starting seventh and in 2015 from fifth.

Fast 12

Josef Newgarden topped this chart with a speed of 123.475 mph.

He brought Will Power, James Hinchcliffe, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Sebastien Bourdais along with him to the Fast 6.

Marco Andretti (122.480 mph), Alexander Rossi (122.216), Simon Pagenaud (122.050), Robert Wickens (122.042), Zach Veach (121.784) and Ed Jones (120.984) failed to advance.

Round 1, Group 1

Newgarden posted the fastest single lap in round one, group one of qualification for the Grand Prix of Alabama with a speed of 122.550 mph.

Hunter-Reay, Hinchcliffe, Wickens, and Andretti also advance to the fast 12.

Taking the final slot was Jones with a speed of 119.835 after an off-course excursion in final practice.

This was Andretti’s first advancement to the fast 12 for the first time since 2014.

Round 1, Group 2

Power had the fastest lap of 121.570 mph

Bourdais, Veach (who is battling food poisoning-like symptoms), Rossi, and Pagenaud grabbed positions 2-4.

Scott Dixon had an uncharacteristically slow lap of 121.006, but managed to advance to the fast 12 when the session was red-flagged for an incident involving Tony Kanaan.

With three minutes remaining, Kanaan spun into the tire barriers while leaving pit road. Since he brought out the red flag, he lost his qualification time of 119.996 mph.

Takuma Sato had slipped off-course midway through the session and posted only the Ninth-fastest speed of 120.789 mph.