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Messe Frankfurt heading to Africa

2014-07-24 20:45

Messe Frankfurt, one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, will have a permanent presence in Africa in future.

Lewis needs therapy, good luck

2014-07-22 14:16

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be spending the week undergoing physiotherapy after his hard crash during the German GP qualifying at Hockenheim.

Global tension weighs on German economy

2014-07-22 09:45

The German economy likely stagnated during the second quarter as international tensions weighed on the country's industrial sector, the central bank says.

Alonso: 'You can do it, Kimi!'

2014-07-22 07:45

Fernando Alonso has hinted that he can't carry the team alone and that the Maranello team needs his fellow driver Kimi Raikkonen to try harder.

F1: 'Where did all the German fans go?'

2014-07-21 15:23

The glamour sport was asking itself why tens of thousands of fans stayed away from a home GP that should have been box office gold in the land of Mercedes.

Marshal safety: Lewis remembers SA deaths

2014-07-21 09:30

Adrian Sutil's abandoned Sauber at the German GP left marshals risking their lives to move the vehicle, with no safety vehicle on track. It reminded Lewis Hamilton of two terrible deaths at the 1977 South African GP.

Red Bull, Ferrari considered protest

2014-07-21 07:58

Mercedes has avoided conflict drama in Formula 1 as rivals Ferrari and Red Bull decided against protesting the team's brake change ahead of the 2014 German GP.

Nico won race, but Lewis did the drive

2014-07-20 15:45

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg has won his home GP in Hockenheim, Germany on Sunday - but team mate Lewis Hamilton was the driver everybody was watching..

German GP: Lewis to start from pits lane?

2014-07-20 11:33

Talk about having a bad weekend... Formula 1 title contender Lewis Hamilton will drop to 20th on Sunday's German GP grid, and may start from the pitlane.

Bad brake-disc theory in Lewis crash

2014-07-20 09:25

Mercedes names names and fingers are pointing at a famous brakemaker after Lewis Hamilton plunged off the Hockenheim track during qualifying for the 2014 F1 GP there on July 19 2014.

9 dead, 40 hurt in bus crash in Germany

2014-07-19 10:58

Nine people have died and 40 were injured when several buses crashed on a German highway near the eastern city of Dresden.

Sexy Susie nails German first practice

2014-07-18 14:24

Nico Rosberg led team mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes 1-2 in first practice for the 2014 German GP on Friday. But more exciting, Susie Wolff made a great comeback...

Smart new move to boost Merc minis

2014-07-18 13:22

Mercedes-Benz has given its compact Smart ForTwo and ForFour a revamp: More space, more colour, more equipment! It's headed for South Africa - find out when...

New SA-bound S65 AMG Coupe for R3m

2014-07-18 09:59

463kW and 1000Nm of brutal torque... Mercedes-Benz has unleashed its monstrous S 65 AMG Coupe, a new 12-cylinder top-of-the-range model in the S-Class Coupe series.

Hyundai to blame for Nico's helmet rap?

2014-07-18 08:10

Mercedes' F1 driver Nico Rosberg has bowed to Fifa's ban on his World Cup tribute helmet but apparently Hyundai was to blame for the complaint...

Seriously, Fifa? Nico bows on helmet

2014-07-17 13:25

Pressure from Fifa has made German driver Nico Rosberg abandon his plan to wear a special soccer Wold Cup crash helmet for the 2014 German Formula 1 GP. Did Fifa go too far?

Merc: 'Fight until cows come home'

2014-07-17 11:04

Despite Mercedes' drivers 'being at war', their rivalry seems to be working for the team. So much so that team boss Toto Wolff will keep them together 'until the cows come home'.

Fifa to ban Nico's World Cup helmet?

2014-07-17 09:26

Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg wants to celebrate Germany's Fifa World Cup victory with a special livery on his helmet for the 2014 German GP. Fifa, however, could stop him.

F1 teams could seek Fric clarification

2014-07-17 07:56

The furore over Fric - a possibly illegal suspension system used in Formula 1 racing - is building as the 2014 German F1 GP at Hockenheim approaches.

German teacher abducted in Nigeria

2014-07-16 18:05

A German citizen has been abducted by unknown gunmen on motorcycles in northern Nigeria, a report says.

German GP last for 'new' Hockenheim?

2014-07-16 14:48

The "phones have been running hot" ahead of the coming weekend's 2014 German Formula 1 GP, says Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler.

Bernie explains 'insurance policy'

2014-07-16 08:23

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told a court what a multi-million dollar payment to a jailed German banker was meant for.

Sporty ML Coupe: Merc's X6-fighter spotted

2014-07-14 09:51

Mercedes-Benz will take on BMW's X6 with a 4x4 coupe variant of its own. Check out spy images of the new ML Coupe!

Ukraine situation deteriorating

2014-07-13 22:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed in talks in Brazil that the situation in Ukraine is deteriorating.

2014 German MotoGP practice, quali wrapped

2014-07-12 16:33

Honda's Marc Marquez is in line for his ninth MotoGP in a row in Germany on Sunday unless team mate Dani Pedrosa (second on grid) can do something about it. Here's the details...

 

Putting plastic to the pedal

2014-07-23 09:42

Two young Czech adventurers have set sail from Czech Nymburk to Hamburg in Germany, on a pedal boat made entirely of empty plastic bottles.

Alonso has high praise for Ricciardo

2014-07-22 14:16

F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel could do nothing but complain about each other at Silverstone. In Germany, Alonso had only high praise for Red Bull's rising star Daniel Ricciardo.

'Chill, kids!', Massa tells F1 newbies

2014-07-22 08:53

Brazilian Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa has missed another opportunity to race and benefit from qualifying third for the 2014 German GP when he was involved in a big crash during the first lap.

German Jews condemn explosion of hate

2014-07-21 16:37

Germany's Jewish community has condemned an "explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews" at a recent string of pro-Palestinian demonstrations in the country.

Merc 'already negotiating' with Hamilton

2014-07-21 11:06

With Nico Rosberg signed-up for the future, Mercedes' attention is now turning to the occupant of its other silver seat.

'Flying Finn' Bottas makes his mark

2014-07-21 08:33

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has made his mark in Formula 1 as one of the sport's rising stars after finishing second at the 2014 German GP.

First German GP for Mercedes

2014-07-20 17:53

Germany's Nico Rosberg has stretched his overall lead in the 2014 Formula 1 championship to 14 points with his win from the 2014 German GP on Sunday.

Lauda slams Williams for Susie snub

2014-07-20 12:03

Niki Lauda has criticised Williams in the wake of female driver Susie Wolff's short appearances in Formula 1.

Lotus: 'Pastor safe, Grosjean in doubt'

2014-07-20 11:16

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will stay with Lotus in 2015, despite the Formula 1 team suffering a terrible first half of the season, team principal Gerard Lopez said on Saturday.

Rosberg tops final German GP practice

2014-07-19 13:00

Another Merc 1-2, again.... Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the time sheets in final practice for his home German GP on Saturday as Mercedes again ended the session clear of the rest.

German GP: Lewis leads second practice

2014-07-18 17:45

Looks like Fric was not Mercedes advantage after all since the team's driver duo had another 1-2 during the second free practice session of the 2014 German GP.

Mercedes cool with suspension ruling

2014-07-18 14:15

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton believes - things being equal - that his team is unlikely to suffer any significant setback because of the new suspension rules ahead of the 2014 German GP.

Uncertainty ends as teams remove Fric

2014-07-18 10:02

'No car is fitted with a (Fric) system of any sort,' reports the FIA's technical delegate Jo Bauer ahead of the 2014 German GP on Sunday.

Germany most energy efficient nation

2014-07-18 08:27

Germany is the world's most energy efficient nation with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts, an environmental group says.

Lauda wants a rethink of past F1 decade

2014-07-18 08:10

"We should draw up a list of all the rules introduced or rewritten in the past 10 years," says Niki Lauda. He'll join Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo to discuss the next decade.

Kimi 'fit to race' 2014 German F1 GP

2014-07-17 11:21

Ferrari's 'No.2' driver Kimi Raikkonen has recovered from the leg injuries he sustained in a crash during the British F1 GP and has been declared fit for this weekend's German GP.

F1 teams to ditch 'fric' suspension

2014-07-17 10:38

Mercedes will remove its sophisticated fric suspension from its dominant W05 cars ahead of Sunday's 2014 German GP. Other Formula 1 teams will follow suit...

SPIED: Next Hyundai ix35

2014-07-17 09:20

Hyundai is gearing-up to launch its third-generation ix35 in 2015. Our spytographers captured images of the upcoming model undergoing testing on the Nurburgring in Germany.

Smooth sailor Rosberg sorry for Vettel

2014-07-17 07:54

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, leading the 2014 Formula 1 Drivers' championship, has everything going for him but he can't help feeling sorry for Red Bull's reigning champ Sebastian Vettel.

Obama speaks to Merkel after spy row

2014-07-16 16:50

President Barack Obama has spoken to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the CIA station in Berlin.

Prius sets 0.3-litres/100 'Ring record

2014-07-16 09:23

Toyota has turned tradition on its head by achieving a first-of-a-kind Nurburgring record with a Prius plug-in hybrid achieved an incredible - but it wasn't for top speed...

Oh Fric! Teams to protest suspension ban?

2014-07-14 10:56

The FIA regards the active suspension used by Formula 1 teams as potentially illegal. The ruling pushes teams into a corner - agree or allow the spectre of unpopular team protests to rule.

German MotoGP: All the action wrapped

2014-07-14 07:55

Honda driver Marc Marquez seems unstoppable as he won his ninth consecutive race of the 2014 season on Sunday after dominating the German MotoGP.

German police megaphone used in anti-Israel rant

2014-07-13 15:40

German police say they allowed an anti-Israel protester to use a megaphone in a police car during a "Free Gaza" demonstration in Frankfurt.

 
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