German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 28th July 2019 14:02
Bonus Round: No
Circuit Name: Hockenheimring
Number of Laps: 67
Circuit Length: 4.574
Race Distance: 306.458
Lap Record: 1:13.780 Kimi R?ikk?nen (2004)

Statistics

Hockenheimring, located in Hockenheim 20 kilometers from Heidelberg, hosted the Formula One German Grand Prix for the first time in 1970. The originally circuit built in 1932 used roads in the forest and it was almost eight kilometers long and only for motorcycle racing. In 1936 the circuit was expanded to be used as a test track for cars. It was last rebuilt in 2002 and the new track guarantees exciting races and plenty of overtaking opportunities.

The Herman Tilke-designed track is almost completely flat and has long straights followed by slow corners and hairpins. Top-speed and good torque is vital and the circuit is one of the hardest on brakes. The circuit is 4.574 km long and features 17 corners and 6 straights. The minimum track width is 15 meters and the direction is clockwise. The circuit has a capacity of 120,000 spectators, most of them located in the grandstands surrounding the Motodrom stadium section. One of the grandstands are sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.