Hockenheimring, located about 50 km north of Karlsruhe in southwestern Germany, belongs to one of the really classic arenas for Formula 1. Since 1970, Hockenheimring has hosted the German Grand Prix countless times and usually always at the end of July. After hosting the German Grand Prix alone for many years, the Hockenheimring has shared the hosting with the Nürburgring since 2008 and the F1 race is now run every two years on each track.
The Hockenheimring was built as early as 1932 and was used during the first decades as a race track for motorcycle races and as a test facility for Mercedes-Benz, among others. At this time, the track had a length of almost eight kilometers.
In 1965, a major rebuild of the Hockenheimring was made and on August 2, 1970, the very first Formula 1 race was run on the track within the framework of the world championship in F1. The winner was the Austrian Jochen Rindt, who also took home the overall victory in that year's World Cup, but it must be said posthumously because he unfortunately had an accident during the competition weekend at Monza just over a month after the victory at Hockenheim.
When restrictions on the amount of fuel that could be used during an F1 race were introduced in the 1980s, it was not uncommon for some drivers to run out of fuel during the race at the Hockenheimring, something that happened to world champion Alain Prost during the 1986 edition. Following pressure from the International Motor Sport Federation, FIA, the Hockenheimring was sharply reduced in 2002 from just over 6,8 km to just under 4,6 km. This is to increase safety on the track, but also to make it possible for spectators to see more of the race. In total, the Hockenheimring has 17 different curves and chicanes and is also characterized by the almost non-existent height differences.
The fastest on the current version of the Hockenheimring has been the Finn Kimi Räikkönen when he completed a lap of 1: 13,780 in 2004. Most victories in the World Cup context at the Hockenheimring have German seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, who between the years 1995 and 2006 took four victories here.
As the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring is always run at the end of July, this means that the F1 race can be combined very well with other destinations. In addition to Karlsruhe, within a couple of hours journey from Hockenheim you will find cities such as Stuttgart and Strasbourg. Of course, there is also the Black Forest mountain range, known for its wonderfully beautiful nature.
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