German Grand Prix

German Grand Prix

Address Am West Park 8
81373 Mnchen - Germany
Phone 4989 7676 0
  Stadium Resources  
  The Facility  
Date Built Unknown
Ownership ADAC Motorsport GmbH
Capacity Unknown
Track(s) 307km
Number of Laps 45
Lap Distance 6.823km
On Site Parking Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants Formula One

Sources:Team Marketing Report and Mediaventures

In its early days, (1925) the Nurburgring was 17.58 miles in length, and was a seemingly endless chain of ups and downs, with many twisting curves between pine trees.

The sixties saw many a world champion win here with the great Sir Stirling Moss win his last ever race in 1961 and Jackie Stewart overcame horrendous conditions in 1968 to take the win by a full 4 minutes. Pressure from Stewart about the safety of the track, prompted the changes that took place in 1970 when barriers were installed, and the track was widened.

From the Start-Finish line, cars approach Nord Kurve, a fast right-hander that is taken in 4th gear at 125 mph and exited in 5th ready to move up to top gear and accelerating to around 210 mph for the long run to the first chicane. The posthumously named Jim Clark Kurve slows cars to 2nd gear as they brake hard at -3.2g, decelerating to 60 mph before accelerating back up to 200 mph deep into the forest.

Before the Ostkurve, the drivers get busy. The previous straight turns into a sharp right-left turn taken in 2nd gear at 50 mph before it becomes a long right-hand bend about 350 metres before Ostkurve is entered a chicane which is a right-left taken in 2nd gear leading into a long, fast right-hander and on to the next straight. The Ayrton Senna Kurve, which is also known as Bremskurve 3, is approached down the back straight at 205 mph. The left-right turn slows the cars drastically to 60 mph as its taken in 2nd gear and then its full-power as the cars accelerate back up to 195 mph before the stadium complex begins to come into view.

German Grand Prix
The Agip Kurve is a fast right-hander that is taken in 4th gear at 105 mph and leads quickly into the Sachs Kurve as drivers shift down to a 60 mph 2nd gear for the hairpin that has a well-earned reputation for being slippery. The final section in the stadium complex that leads back to the start line, the Sd or Opel Kurve, is a double-apex hairpin with both right-handers taken in 3rd gear at an average of 90 mph and leading into the finishing straight where cars can accelerate to 175 mph.


Formula 1


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