Robert Kubica gets first point in NINE YEARS, one Leclerc wins, while Daniil Kvyat has double cause for celebration at Hockenheim… SEVEN THINGS YOU MISSED from the German Grand Prix
Max Verstappen’s victory at the German Grand Prix will go down as an all-time classic following an afternoon of total chaos at Hockenheim.
The Dutchman kept his cool while others lost theirs to claim his second win of the season for Red Bull.
With so much to keep track of it was easy for events to slip under the radar, as Sportsmail looks at six things you may have missed from the German Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen celebrates with his Red Bull team after winning the 2019 German Grand Prix
One Leclerc goes home happy
While Charles Leclerc ended the race in a barrier after sliding off track, his younger brother Arthur enjoyed a more productive day at Hockenheim.
Competing in the morning’s ADAC F4 support race, he took victory and was greeted by the Ferrari star in parc ferme after the race where they embraced with a warm sibling hug.
Charles Leclerc (right) hugs his brother Arthur following his win in the ADAC F4 support race
The Ferrari star (left) embraced his brother in parc ferme in the build up to the German GP
Kubica gets first point in nine years!
Cars were bowing out of the race left, right and centre with conditions causing havoc in Hockenheim.
But despite news arriving hours after the checkered flag, there was reason to smile for Williams as Robert Kubica won his first point in nine years.
The 34-year-old took an eight year hiatus from the sport following a devastating crash in 2011, but he remarkably fought his way back into the cock-pit of an F1 car. After both Alfa Romeo drivers were stripped of their points, four drivers were bumped up the standings and Kubica slotted in at P10.
Robert Kubica got his first point in F1 in nine years after penalties boosted him up in Germany
Home fans enjoy Schumacher throwback
Even before the race there was plenty for German fans to cheer, with Mick Schumacher getting behind the wheel of his father Michael’s all conquering 2004 Ferrari.
Mick performed demonstration laps while wearing a half-half crash helmet, which featured his father’s design, as supporters gave him a standing ovation once he climbed out the cockpit.
Mick Schumacher got the chance again to drive his father’s dominant Ferrari F2004
The F2 driver was left emotional after getting out the car and receiving a standing ovation
Double delight for Daniil
Kvyat enjoyed what was one of the best weekends of his life and not just because he secured only his third F1 podium, as well as the second ever for Toro Rosso.
The Russian, having only returned from F1 exile this season, revealed after the race that his wife had given birth to their daughter on the eve of the race.
Talk about a weekend to remember!
Daniil Kvyat celebrates his podium success with Toro Rosso just hours after his wife gave birth
Pressure increases on Gasly
It was not all joy for Red Bull. While Verstappen tasted glory, his struggling team-mate was left to reflect on another tough weekend.
Pierre Gasly’s substandard results this term have already left his long term future at the team in doubt, and clumsily crashing into Toro Rosso’s Alex Albon fighting for sixth won’t help his cause.
He needs to pull it together or risks being removed from his seat.
Pierre Gasly drove into the back of the Toro Rosso of Alex Albon three laps from the end
The Red Bull driver was battling for sixth but the crash damaged his front wing to put him out
Civil war at Haas continues
Having ruined each other’s race after colliding at the British GP a fortnight ago, you would have thought Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen would be keen to avoid another tangle on track.
Instead the drivers once again drove into each other battling for minor points, leaving team boss Guenther Steiner admitting he was ‘baffled’ over how he could end the feud.
The two Haas drivers collided once again at Hockenheim while tussling for minor points
Putting on a show
Pre-race shows are nothing new on the start-straight, but Hockenheim’s idea of warm-up acts may be one of the most bizarre yet.
In the pouring rain, a band featuring fancy dressed members ranging from medieval like jesters to clowns marched down the track, much to the bemusement of the fans around the stadium.
A marching band dressed in a variety of costumes performed in the build up to the race
Not even the rain could put them off their display as they performed at the Hockenheim circuit