German GP marks start of 2nd half of F1 season

Updated: Jul 21, 2010, 17:12 PM IST

Madrid: The second half of the Formula One season starts Sunday at the German Grand Prix, with Red Bull looking for calm after a driver dispute, McLaren intent on maintaining its championship lead and Ferrari out to prove it’s still in the title race.

Red Bull insists it has cleared the air with Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel after a front wing swap left eventual British GP winner Webber fuming.

Lewis Hamilton leads McLaren teammate Jenson Button in the standings ahead of the Hockenheim race, where the British team believes it will rebound from a development setback.

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari needs podium finishes to stay in it, while team principal Stefano Domenicali warned any championship doubters within the Italian team to “start looking for another job.”

Bureau Report