The F1 circus visits Germany this weekend for the 11th round of the 2010 season.
The German GP is the home race for six of the 24 drivers in the F1 field and the local fans will accordingly descend in their droves.
No doubt all eyes will be on just two of the hometown heroes though – Michael Schumacher, on his first German GP since 2006, and Sebastian Vettel as he tries to restart his championship challenge.
With nine races left, the four leading drivers are separated by just 24 points, while in the constructors' championship McLaren lead Red Bull by 278 points to 249.
At present, Lewis Hamilton leads the championship with 145 points, but is only 12 clear of McLaren teammate Jenson Button. Mark Webber lies third, just five points shy of Button on 128, after his impressive victory at the British GP. Sebastian Vettel meanwhile is seven points behind him with 121.
There are plenty of challenges Vettel will have to overcome to move up from there, not least Webber who will be full of confidence from his winning peformance at Silverstone two weeks ago.