The Austrian and British grands prix had produced the thrillers of the season so far, but the German Grand Prix brought the real madness.

In true Germanic spirit, Hockenheim said ‘hold my beer’ and went one better, producing a spectacle on a saturated circuit.

From the wet conditions that caused chaos from lights out, to the podium finish that nobody could have predicted, round 11 of the this year’s championship has already gone down in the history books as an instant classic.

With so much drama and talking points to take in, just what exactly happened this weekend?

Mercedes wore 1950s’ fancy dress to work…

Mercedes dress up in 1950s' costumes

Until the day ended with no points, a retirement, and red faces

Lewis Hamilton

Toto Wolff

Max Verstappen made a nightmare start off the line…

Max Verstappen

But Max Verstappen does not let the victory slip away easily…

Max Verstappen wins

Max Verstappen fans

Why did the penultimate corner appear to be covered in soap?

Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton

Carlos Sainz Twitter

It could have been Nico Hulkenberg’s first podium after 10 years in F1

Nico Hulkenberg

Daniil Kvyat celebrated his first podium finish since 2016…

Daniil Kvyat comes third at the German Grand Prix

And he had more than one thing to celebrate…

Daniil Kvyat comes third at the German Grand Prix

Back to Ferrari, though, qualifying was a disaster

Sebastian Vettel looks dejected after qualifying

But Vettel made up 18 places from last

Vettel passes Hamilton

The three podium victories all began their careers at Toro Rosso…

Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat drink champagne on the podium