The official Mercedes Petronas GP team did not give much to cheer to Mercedes Benz who have the tradition of Silver Arrows at the Nurburgring, but the Mercedes powered McLaren of Lewis Hamilton did not disappoint the company or its many guests at the Nurburgring by winning the German GP.  The Formula1 German GP alternates between Hockenheim and Nurburgring and this year the Formula1 contract with Nurburgring ends, until of course, negotiations are successful for retention of the present agreement.  Even with this threat looming large along with that of rain, the German GP turned out to be very exciting with a three way battle involving Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso.  Pole sitter Mark Webber in the Red Bull Racing car found his wings being clipped when he botched the start and allowed Lewis Hamilton to get ahead of him.  Right behind Webber on the grid was Sebastian Vettel in the other Red Bull Racing car who got caught with Webber’s bad start and found himself demoted to fourth and fifth in the order and never recovered properly to fight for a win.  In an exciting battle of pit stops that was left till the penultimate lap of the race, the RBR crew tyred Vettel faster than Felipe Massa’s Ferrari and so Vettel managed a fourth place.  Not bad, since before the race at the Nurburgring Vettel was leading with 80 points in the championship.  Webber’s pit strategy went awry and found him being demoted to third from first, a place he had gained in the first stop.  Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari drove a controlled race to get to the second position in the race.