German Grand Prix - Hockenheim, 07/20/2014

German Grand Prix

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim

The first time the German Grand Prix in the World Championship was hosted was in the year1951, one year after the debut of Formula One itself. A “delay” caused by the fact that after the Second World War it was impossible for Germany for a certain period of time to organise international competitions. Once the new Millennium had arrived, Germany hosted two races in the Championship: the European GP on the legendary Nürburgring and the German GP in Hockenheim. Since 2008 the two tracks take turns in hosting the only F1 event on German soil on the calendar.
In the season 2013 the Nürburgring will be the track where the F1 circus will be staged. The 5,148-metre-long track has been created in 1984 and has very little in common with the infamous 22 kilometres of the Nordschleife – called ”Green Hell” by Jackie Stewart – where in the year 1976 Niki Lauda had his terrible accident. The “new” circuit is a very technical track with high-speed sectors and corners as well as numerous changes of direction, where the single-seaters need a set up for high downforce. Attention has to be paid to the typically extremely fast changing weather situation in the Eifel region.

Keep an eye on
The challenging “Schumacher S” is an extremely fast left-right-combination the drivers take at around 260 km/h. The “NGK Schikane”, the penultimate corner before the home straight, is a gentler bend, where the single-seaters go over 280 km/h: a great section to attack and maybe even overtake.

Did you know that
The Scuderia Ferrari is leading the charts regarding victories at the German GP with 21 editions won: the most recent ones in 2012 and 2010 at the Hockenheimring with Fernando Alonso. In the history of the German GP only one edition was held neither at the Nürburgring nor in Hockenheim: in 1959 the race was held in Berlin on a highs-seed section of the Avus, part of the famous German Autobahn, with a final corner, which allowed the cars turning back on themselves and racing the same bit of track in the opposite direction. On this occasion Ferrari gained all three steps on the podium: first Tony Brooks, second Dan Gurney and third Phil Hill.

  • Victories

    1. 1951 Ascari375 F1
    2. 1952 Ascari500 F2
    3. 1953 Farina500 F2
    4. 1956 FangioD50
    5. 1959 Brooks256 F1
    6. 1963 Surtees156 F1-63
    7. 1964 Surtees158 F1
    8. 1972 Ickx312 B2
    9. 1974 Regazzoni312 B3-74
    10. 1977 Lauda312 T2
    11. 1982 Tambay126 C2
    12. 1983 Arnoux126 C3
    13. 1985 Alboreto156-85
    14. 1994 Berger412 T1
    15. 1999 IrvineF399
    16. 2000 BarrichelloF1-2000
    17. 2002 SchumacherF2002
    18. 2004 SchumacherF2004
    19. 2006 Schumacher248 F1
    20. 2010 AlonsoF10
    21. 2012 AlonsoF2012
  • Pole Positions

    1. 1951 Ascari375 F1
    2. 1952 Ascari500 F2
    3. 1953 Ascari500 F2
    4. 1956 FangioD50
    5. 1958 Hawthorn246 F1
    6. 1959 Brooks256 F1
    7. 1961 Hill156 F1
    8. 1964 Surtees158 F1
    9. 1968 Ickx312 F1-68
    10. 1970 Ickx312 B
    11. 1972 Ickx312 B2
    12. 1974 Lauda312 B3-74
    13. 1975 Lauda312 T
    14. 1982 Pironi126 C2
    15. 1983 Tambay126 C3
    16. 1994 Berger412 T1
    17. 2002 SchumacherF2002
    18. 2004 SchumacherF2004
    19. 2012 AlonsoF2012
  • Race best laps

    1. 1952 Ascari500 F2
    2. 1953 Ascari500 F2
    3. 1956 FangioD50
    4. 1959 Brooks256 F1
    5. 1961 Hill156 F1
    6. 1963 Surtees156 F1-63
    7. 1964 Surtees158 F1
    8. 1966 Bandini312 F1-66
    9. 1972 Ickx312 B2
    10. 1975 Regazzoni312 T
    11. 1977 Lauda312 T2
    12. 1979 Vlilleneuve312 T4
    13. 1983 Arnoux126 C3
    14. 2000 BarrichelloF1-2000
    15. 2002 SchumacherF2002
    16. 2006 SchumacherF248 F1
    17. 2013 F. AlonsoF138
  • Podiums

    1. First place:21 times
    2. Second place:14 times
    3. Third place:17 times
  • Hall of Honours

    1. 1951 A. AscariFERRARI
    2. 1952 A. AscariFERRARI
    3. 1953 G. FarinaFERRARI
    4. 1954 J. M. FangioMERCEDES
    5. 1956 J. M. FangioFERRARI
    6. 1957 J. M. FangioMASERATI
    7. 1958 T. BrooksVANWALL
    8. 1959 T. BrooksFERRARI
    9. 1961 S. MossLOTUS-CLIMAX
    10. 1962 G. HillBRM
    11. 1963 J. SurteesFERRARI
    12. 1964 J. SurteesFERRARI
    13. 1965 J. ClarkLOTUS-CLIMAX
    14. 1966 J. BrabhamBRABHAM-REPCO
    15. 1967 D. HulmeBRABHAM-REPCO
    16. 1968 J. StewartMATRA-FORD
    17. 1969 J. IckxBRABHAM-FORD
    18. 1970 J. RindtLOTUS-FORD
    19. 1971 J. StewartTYRRELL-FORD
    20. 1972 J. IckxFERRARI
    21. 1973 J. StewartTYRRELL-FORD
    22. 1974 C. RegazzoniFERRARI
    23. 1975 C. ReutemannBRABHAM-FORD
    24. 1976 J. HuntMCLAREN-FORD
    25. 1977 N. LaudaFERRARI
    26. 1978 M. AndrettiLOTUS-FORD
    27. 1979 A. JonesWILLIAMS-FORD
    28. 1980 J. LaffiteLIGIER-FORD
    29. 1981 N. PiquetBRABHAM-FORD
    30. 1982 P. TambayFERRARI
    31. 1983 R. ArnouxFERRARI
    32. 1984 A. ProstMCLAREN-PORSCHE
    33. 1985 M. AlboretoFERRARI
    34. 1986 N. PiquetWILLIAMS-HONDA
    35. 1987 N. PiquetWILLIAMS-HONDA
    36. 1988 A. SennaMCLAREN-HONDA
    37. 1989 A. SennaMCLAREN-HONDA
    38. 1990 A. SennaMCLAREN-HONDA
    39. 1991 N. MansellWILLIAMS-RENAULT
    40. 1992 N. MansellWILLIAMS-RENAULT
    41. 1993 A. ProstWILLIAMS-RENAULT
    42. 1994 G. BergerFERRARI
    43. 1995 M. SchumacherBENETTON-RENAULT
    44. 1996 D. HillWILLIAMS-RENAULT
    45. 1997 G. BergerBENETTON-RENAULT
    46. 1998 M. HakkinenMCLAREN-MERCEDS
    47. 1999 E. IrvineFERRARI
    48. 2000 R. BarrichelloFERRARI
    49. 2001 R. SchumacherBMW-WILLIAMS
    50. 2002 M. SchumacherFERRARI
    51. 2003 J. P. MontoyaBMW-WILLIAMS
    52. 2004 M. SchumacherFERRARI
    53. 2005 F. AlonsoRENAULT
    54. 2006 M. SchumacherFERRARI
    55. 2008 L. HamiltonMCLAREN-MERCEDS
    56. 2009 M. WebberRED BULL-RENAULT
    57. 2010 F. AlonsoFERRARI
    58. 2011 L. HamiltonMCLAREN-MERCEDS
    59. 2012 F. AlonsoFERRARI
    60. 2013 S. VettelRED BULL-RENAULT

Updated at the end of season 2013

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