Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

This stunning 6.8km long track set in dense woodland was originally constructed in 1932, but its current layout was built in 1965. After the death of Jim Clark, two times F1 World Champion in 1968 it was revised further with the addition of chicanes. This super high speed low downforce circuit has had its moments over the years, although again more recently there were some memorable events including a one man circuit invasion in the fast wooded section, and the odd search and rescue party being dispatched into the woods to find lost drivers who cant find their way back to the pits after a breakdown.

Unfortunately now emasculated for F1, given the chop to just 4.5km, it is no longer considered to offer the Grand Prix that it used to. The complex also features a quarter-mile track for drag racing. It hosts one of the largest drag racing events in Europe known as the Nitro Olympics.

http://www.hockenheimring-shop.com/

By Phil Clark

This stunning 6.8km long track set in dense woodland was originally constructed in 1932, but its current layout was built in 1965. After the death of Jim Clark, two times F1 World Champion in 1968 it was revised further with the addition of chicanes. This super high speed low downforce circuit has had its moments over the years, although again more recently there were some memorable events including a one man circuit invasion in the fast wooded section, and the odd search and rescue party being dispatched into the woods to find lost drivers who cant find their way back to the pits after a breakdown.

Unfortunately now emasculated for F1, given the chop to just 4.5km, it is no longer considered to offer the Grand Prix that it used to. The complex also features a quarter-mile track for drag racing. It hosts one of the largest drag racing events in Europe known as the Nitro Olympics.

http://www.hockenheimring-shop.com/

By Phil Clark

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