The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, located near the town of Hockenheim of Germany, is a motor racing track which hosts an array of motorsports – namely the Formula One German Grand Prix. Not only is the circuit home to F1 racing in Germany, but also music festivals – as Michael Jackson had played there twice.
Built in 1939, the track hosted the German Grand Prix for the first time in 1970, and was won by Jochen Rindt with Lotus-Ford. The German Grand Prix only became a permanent fixture on the F1 World Championship annual schedule in 1951. Prior to taking place at Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the meet had been held at the Nürburgring, and from 1971 to 1976 was held here once again.
From 1977 to 2006, the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg was host to the German Grand Prix, but since 2007 – when the event was cancelled, the German Grand Prix is having to alternate between the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg and the Nürburgring. The Nürburgring hosts the odd years and the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg hosts the even.
Found in the Rhine valley, the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg is a relatively flat track, and has 13 turns, making up its 4.574 kilometre distance. The current track record is 1.13.780, which was set by Kimi Räikkönen in 2004, with McLaren.
The most wins by a driver at the German Grand Prix is six, which was met by Rudolf Caracciola, while the most wins by a constructor is 19, set by Ferrari. The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg can boast being the host to legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s debut F1 event.
The 2010 F1 World Championship Season
Grand Prix Name: Grosser Preis Santander Von Deutschland 2010
Race Date: 23rd July – 24th July 2010
Round Number: Eleven
Number Of Laps: 67