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    2020 Eifel Grand Prix [Germany] - Nurburgring



    Nicknamed "The Green Hell" by Jackie Stewart




    Sebastien Vettel was the last driver to win this race in 2013; in the Redbull, with Hamilton setting pole for Petronas-Mercedes at 1.29.398. You can see that pole setting lap here.

    Michael Schumacher holds the race lap record since 2004 at 1.29.468. Incidentally, that was Vettel's first German GP win. Mark Webber also won his first F1 race at this track l recall.

    Only the following drivers have Nurburgring track knowledge:-

    Sebastien Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Kimi Raikonen
    Valterie Bottas
    Romain Grosjean
    Sergio Perez
    Daniel Ricciado

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    Quote Originally Posted by nit'
    Nicknamed "The Green Hell" by Jackie Stewart

    Jackie gave that name to the old Nordschleife, a different course than the current iteration of the Nurburgring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazio View Post

    Jackie gave that name to the old Nordschleife, a different course than the current iteration of the Nurburgring!

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    It's been 7 years since F1 raced at the Nurburgring, and to think this race was replaced on the calender(for all intents and purposes) with Sochi!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazio View Post
    It's been 7 years since F1 raced at the Nurburgring, and to think this race was replaced on the calender(for all intents and purposes) with Sochi!
    The original Nurburgring consisted of four configurations, namely :-
    1. Gesamtstrecke ("Whole Course") which was roughly 28km long
    2. Nordschleife ("North Loop") which was roughly 22km long.
    3. Südschleife ("South Loop") which was roughly 7.7km long
    4. Zielschleife ("Finish Loop") roughly 2.3km long



    The Nordschleife [nicknamed "The Green Hell"] was mainly used for the F1 German Grand prix after the second world war until the near fatal crash of Niki Lauda that forced a rethink. F1 drivers boycotted the Nordschleife on two occassioins; in 1970 and in a Lauda led revolt in 1976. As they felt this particular configuration was too danagerous.



    The new much shorter 5.1km Eifel track layout [also called GP Strecke] was built in 1984 to meet F1 safety standards. The current layout is as shown in the opening post.



    Michael Schumacher [who won this race five times] is one of the few drivers in F1 history to drive through a part of a track named after him [the Schumacher S]. The only drivers from the current grid to have won a race in the Eifel configuration includes Vettel [2013] and Hamilton [2011].

    The Nurburgring Nordschleife is one of those old school tracks that clearly separate the drivers of old from the post Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart era. This is the sort of track that give us reason to call those old school drivers gladiators.

    The Nordschleife demanded the very best in concentration, awareness and driving skill like no other track in modern day racing. Drivers went into this race knowing that with a twist of events, conditions or momentary lapse of concentration at particular points in the lap [marked with triangles in the map above], they could pay the ultimate price.
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    Nico Hülkenberg will be racing in his home Grand Prix; this time replacing Racing Point's Lance Stroll who is feeling unwell.
    Oct. 31, 1999 - one of the blackest days in motorsports.

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    The Hulk is at the back .

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