The German quartet: Hockenheim results thus far

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Germany’s riding the waves of victory after its World Cup win Sunday versus Argentina. This Sunday in Hockenheim, four German drivers (well, realistically two of them) have an opportunity to win their home Grand Prix.

Here’s a quick recap of each of Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg and Adrian Sutil’s Hockenheim results:

SEBASTIAN VETTEL: Oddly, this is a circuit where Vettel is yet to win. His lone home GP triumph came a year ago at the Nurburgring.

  • 2012: Red Bull-Renault, Started 2nd, Finished 5th (10 points)
  • 2010: Red Bull-Renault, Started 1st, Finished 3rd (15 points)
  • 2008: Toro Rosso-Ferrari, Started 9th, Finished 8th (1 point)

NICO ROSBERG: Drive to a point two years ago after a gearbox change his best race… stands a good chance of scoring his first Hockenheim podium and first German GP win this weekend.

  • 2012: Mercedes, Started 21st, Finished 10th (1 point)
  • 2010: Mercedes, Started 9th, Finished 8th (4 points)
  • 2008: Williams-Toyota, Started 13th, Finished 10th
  • 2006: Williams-Cosworth, Started 14th, Retired-Accident (Lap 0)

NICO HULKENBERG: Excellent qualifying effort went somewhat for naught in 2012, but still banked points.

  • 2012: Force India-Mercedes, Started 4th, Finished 9th (2 points)
  • 2010: Williams-Cosworth, Started 10th, Finished 13th

ADRIAN SUTIL: A single GP start at Hockenheim is all Sutil has in his F1 career; he was out of the sport in 2012, incidentally, replaced by Hulkenberg at Force India.

  • 2010: Force India-Mercedes, Started 19th, Finished 14th

Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

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