As I am enjoying some quality vacation time I did not see all of the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. I did, however, see a tire play another big role and I saw Vettel drive home the home win.

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

The tyres of Mark Webber smoke as he speeds out of the pits during the second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racing circuit. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel takes corner during second practice session of German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

The steering wheel of Lewis Hamilton before second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racing circuit. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Williams Formula One driver Maldonaldo takes a corner during third practice session of German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany drives during the third practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racing circuit. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Button takes a corner during third practice session of German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during third practice session of German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton gets vizor cleaned during the third practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racing circuit. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany drives during the third practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racing circuit. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives during qualifying session for German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton drives during qualifying session for the German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton takes a corner during the qualifying session of the German F1 Grand Prix. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Force India Formula One driver Sutil drives during qualifying session for German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Perez drives during qualifying session for German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton gives a thumb-up after taking the pole position in front of Red Bull drivers Vettel and Webber in the qualifying session of the German F1 Grand Prix. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One drivers Vettel and Webber drive ahead of pack during German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the pack during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives ahead of Webber during German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

The car of Ferrari Formula One driver Massa is removed from the track during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives behind safety car during German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives ahead of Hamilton during German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia looses a tyre following a pit stop during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring circuit. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

An unidentified cameraman looks for cover as a lost rear tyre of Red Bull Formula One driver Webber bounces through the pit lane during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring circuit. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Technicians of the Red Bull Formula One team push Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia back into the pits after Webber lost a rear tyre at the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring circuit. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

A cameraman is carried on a stretcher after being injured by a lost rear tyre of Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring circuit. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel takes a corner during the German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Lotus Formula One driver Grosjean of France takes a corner during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring circuit. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates after crossing finishing line during German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates winning German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates winning German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel poses with chief mechanic Robinson and Lotus Formula One drivers Raikkonen and Grosjean after German F1 Grand Prix at Nuerburgring . WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Formula One 2013: German Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates winning the German F1 Grand Prix during a photo call with his team at the Nuerburgring circuit. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Jul 08, 2013