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Nurburgring, Germany Circuit Guide
As one of the most prominent sporting venues in the world, the Nurburgring contains a whole host of things to do that will see drivers from all over the world take part. Whilst the actual track was dropped in 2015, it will be back for it’s premium race in 2016 and is an incredibly popular track for people to drive around. You can pay to get into this 150,000 seater, helping you drive around the stunning Nurburg area. It’s found roughly 70km south of Cologne, and is still one of the most popular places to come in the world for racing fans around the globe.
Hoeckenheim was built in the 1930's ont he roads of a forest and originally used as a motorcycle race track. It was almost 8km long in its original form, with 2 huge straights similar to that of Le Mans and after the second world war was used for Grand Prix for both 2 and 4 wheels.
Jim Clark was killed here in 1968 and this led to 2 chicanes being added to slow the racing down, with a 3rd added in the 1980's following another racing death.
Many drivers failed to finish due to running our of fuel, with one of F1's most famous moments coming when Prost pushed his fuel-less car towards the finish. The track was finally redeveloped in 2002 for that years Grand Prix.
challenging & high speed circuit
The start at Hockenheim can seem underwhelming, with corner cutting at turn 1 extremely popular but unadvised if you wish to win fairly (and avoid penalties) before heading on to the tight turn 2 and it is here we leave behind the old circuit for the more modern layout. From turn 3 you are on a long drifting left hander that needs to be managed carefully for the entrance to the hairpin at turn 6.
There are few real driving highlights at Hokenheimring f1 circuit, but certainly once through the hairpin things can be entertaining, especially around inexperienced friends that struggle to get their exit right.
hints & tips
Our racing pro's have created some essential tips for your session with us:
Maintain a high minimum speed during Turn 1 to ensure good levels of downforce
Exit turn 2 thinking about the exit speed (it must be perfect!)
Always think about early acceleration
Straight-line as many corners as you can through Sector 3
Apex the final corner late to ensure you have a high top speed up the main straight