F1 German Grand Prix: Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

Mercedes will be looking for a triumphant homecoming this weekend, when the Formula One season arrives in Germany.

The Silver Arrows have won nine of the first 10 races and will certainly relish the prospect of taking their tally of wins into double figures at their home Grand Prix.

Mercedes has won the last three races at Hockenheim, with Lewis Hamilton claiming each of the past two editions.

The 34-year-old took the chequered flag at the British Grand Prix two weeks ago, winning a seventh race of the season and extending his lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas to 39 points.

A five-time world champion, Hamilton singled out the current season as arguably the finest of his illustrious career.

"My first season was pretty strong—the first nine races I was on the podium," he said in a press conference on Thursday. "Since then I don't recognize another season being as strong as this one, having the seven wins. All the years at Mercedes we have maybe had 10 in a season but never seven in the first 10 so it definitely is an outlier and something we are really proud of. "

While Mercedes dreams of glory in Germany, Sebastian Vettel will be desperate for any kind of home comfort. A year ago, the German arrived into the race as the championship leader but crashed out at Hockenheim while in the lead.

Hamilton won the race and the 25-point swing towards the Briton marked a major momentum shift, with Hamilton triumphing seven of the next 10 GPs to defend his crown.

This season, Vettel is already 100 points behind his rival and has not won since the Belgian Grand Prix last year, while Ferrari is also yet to win a race.

Two weeks ago, the German plowed into the back of Max Verstappen's Red Bull, the latest in a series of high-profile mistakes that have followed since his retirement in Germany last year.

Hamilton, however, believes the four-time world champion will soon rediscover his mojo.

"I absolutely believe he'll rebound," he was quoted as saying by ESPN.

"You look at the greats... and he is one of those. He's had a difficult race, but he's a four-time world champion.

"He will recover. He will redeem himself if he feels he needs to, and he will come back stronger the next race. That's what great athletes do."

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Sunday.

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W10 on track during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 26 in Hockenheim, Germany. Dan Mullan/Getty

Where and when is the German Grand Prix?

The Hockenheimring, one of the most historic venues in Formula One history, hosts the race this year. Located in the town of Hockenheim, approximately 75 miles north-west of Stuttgart, the track first hosted the German Grand Prix in 1970 and each year between 1977 and 2006, with the exception of 1985.

The circuit was extensively shortened and renovated in 2002, with the two main straights removed altogether to make it more spectator-friendly.

From 2008 until 2014, Hockenheim and the Nurburgring shared the hosting rights of the German Grand Prix, which then became a biennial event in 2016 when it returned to Hockenheim.

This year marks the first time the track has hosted back-to-back German Grand Prix since 2006.

TV channel

The German Grand Prix will be broadcast live by ESPN. Coverage of race day begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, with the race scheduled to get underway just over 30 minutes later.

The race will re-air at 7 p.m. on Sunday on ESPNEWS and at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.

Live stream

The race will also be available on ESPN+ and via WatchESPN.com, while Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue will all offer a live stream.

Odds

Bookmakers are backing Lewis Hamilton to make it three wins in three years in Germany. According to Oddschecker, the Briton is a 67/100 (-150 in moneyline terms) favorite to win on Sunday, while his teammate Valtteri Bottas is second favorite at 5/2.

Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are 6/1 to bring Ferrari its first race win of the season and Red Bull's Max Verstappen is also a 6/1 shot to win finish on top of the podium for the second time this year.

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