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GP Germany in Hockenheim: Numbers, dates & amp; Facts

GP Germany in Hockenheim
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E s is possibly the last GP Germany for long time. Before the Autonation says goodbye to the Formula 1 stage, we'll play a few numbers games. Did you know how many Grand Prix there have been in Germany so far and where they took place? Who set the fastest lap at Hockenheim? How many different winners were there? We'll tell you. So that you are equipped with all the important figures in time for the German GP.

62 The German Grand Prix has existed since the introduction of Formula 1. The first took place in 1951 at the Nürburgring, the so far the last in 2016 in Hockenheim.

3 racetracks hosted the GP Germany. 35 times the Hockenheimring, 26 times the Nürburgring and once the Avus. At the Nürburgring, the Nordschleife was driven 22 times and the new GP circuit four times.

14 Grand Prix took place in Germany, but were not a GP Germany. The Nürburgring played host to the European GP 12 times and twice (1997, 1998) for the Luxembourg GP.

10 Formula 1 races took place on the shortened Hockenheimring. The 4.574-kilometer circuit has been in use since 2002. Before that, the classic 6.825-kilometer route with its long forest straights was driven.

6 times there was no GP Germany: 1950, 1955, 1960, 2007, 2015 and 2017. We will have to get used to it. In 2007 there was at least the European GP at the Nürburgring.

13 There were two Formula 1 races in Germany. With the exception of 1984 all in the Schumacher era.

1959 There was the only race in GP history that was planned to be held in two races. For fear of tire damage in the famous banked curve, the organizer decided on the Avus to split the race into two times 30 laps. The results of the individual runs were added up.

1982 pole position remained empty. Didier Pironi had a serious accident in the third training session. The Frenchman's Friday time of 1.47.947 minutes could not be undercut on Saturday due to heavy rain. This gave Renault drivers Alain Prost and René Arnoux a clear view of the front. A Ferrari won anyway. Patrick Tambay celebrated his first GP victory in Hockenheim.

1 The GP Germany was canceled and a new onestarted. In a starting collision in 2001, Luciano Burti rolled over in the middle of the field.

Start accident 2001: Burti flies through the field.

501.820 kilometers was Race distance at the GP Germany in 1954, 1956 and 1957. At that time, 22 laps were still driven on the Nordschleife. If it ran according to plan, the GP Germany 2018 only achieved 306.458 kilometers with 67 laps on the Hockenheimring.

1.13,306 minutes was the fastest lap ever achieved on the new Hockenheimring has been. Michael Schumacher drove to pole position in 2004 with an average of 224.626 km /h. The fastest race lap belongs to Kimi Raikkonen, also from 2004. The Finn drove a time of 1.13.780 minutes in his McLaren at the time, which corresponded to an average of 223.182 km /h. Both records will fall this year.

93,000 spectators were record attendance at the new Hockenheimring. Erected in the year it opened in 2002.

62 The conversion of the route from 6.8 to 4.5 kilometers cost.

60 There were pit stops at the last GP Germany in 2016. The winner needed three tire changes for the 67-lap distance. I bet there will be fewer this year.

64 Overtaking maneuvers were counted at the last Formula 1 race in Hockenheim. 31 of them with the help of DRS.

2 There were rain races in Hockenheim. 1988 and 2000. In both cases, however, it did not rain for the entire race.

5 times the Safety Car was used in Hockenheim. Twice in 2000, because of a person on the track and a serious accident involving Jean Alesi. The SafetyCar also led the field once in 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2014.

Spectacle at the GP Germany 2014.

980 meters is the length of the longest full throttle section on the Hockenheimring. That was as of 2016. This year, the section in front of the hairpin will be lengthened because the drivers can step on the gas earlier from Turn 2.

22 The Hockenheimring has different winners seen. Michael Schumacher holds the record with four victories in 1995, 2002, 2004 and 2006. Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet are three-time winners.

349.9 km /h is the highest top speed ever achieved on the new Hockenheimring. It was set up by Rio Haryanto at the Manor in 2016. On the old route, the highest speeds on the forest straight were over 350 km /h.

0.426 seconds was the narrowest lead a winner at the German GP. Mika Häkkinen won with this gap in 1998 ahead of McLaren team-mate David Coulthard. He is number 30 in the all-time list of the best.

22 There was a change in leadership at the 1959 German GP on the Avus. The record holder in Hockenheim is the first Grand Prix in the Motodrom in 1970 with 13 changes in leadership.

39 There were entries at the German GP in 1989, but only 26 starting positions. 13 drivers had to watch. Most of the cars were at the start in 1953. The long Nürburgring easily tolerated the 34 participants.

19 was the largest number of failed drivers at a German GP. Of the 26 starters, only 7 made it to the finish. Nelson Piquet won the material battle on a Williams Honda.

23 drivers were classified at the GP Germany 2012. More than at any other GP Germany. That means: only one driver dropped out. Who was the unfortunate one? Lewis Hamilton, of all people, with a gearbox failure.

11 Cars were involved in a start-up collision in 1994 that Mika Häkkinen had triggered. The McLaren driver was then banned from racing.


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