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Nürburgring layout & records

Nurburgring Circuit Details
Location:Germany, Nürburg
Race:German Grand Prix
Used Since:1951
Type:Closed Circuit
Lap Dist.:5,148 km

Lap Record

Lap Record:1:29.468 min
Date:30 May 2004
F1 Driver:Michael Schumacher
F1 Car:Ferrari F2004
Speed:226,934 km/h

Pole Record

Record Pole:1:18.233 min
Date:29 May 2004
F1 Driver:Kimi Räikkönen
F1 Car:McLaren MP4-19B
Speed:228,553 km/h

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Nurburgring Circuit Layout
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Nürburgring Circuit: three corners in detail

Castrol-S
After the long run from the start finish line to the first corner, the Castrol-S, drivers brake hard and shift into second gear for the hairpin. The hairpin sees the revs drop very low here: just 9,500rpm, the lowest revs seen on this circuit, before going straight into the Mercedes-Arena; a second to third gear complex taken with an average speed of around 100kph. Through this section the engine needs to have good braking control on the entry to corners and good traction on the exit.

Turns 8 & 9
After the hairpin of turn 7, taken in second gear at just 10,500rpm, the driver accelerates hard to turn 8. With only a short straight before the corner he does not have time to reach maximum speed, but will be ‘flat out’, with the accelerator pedal at full travel, by the time he takes the corner in sixth at 250kph. The loads travelling through the car will still be huge even with the relatively low speed; the driver will pull around 3.5g through this section. As a result the internals and fluids within the engine will also need to withstand this increased g-force.

NGK Schikane

NGK Schikane

Turn 13 & 14 (NGK Schikane)
Sector three is the shortest section in time on the track, taking just 24secs to complete. In fact only the chicane and the fast right hander back onto the pit straight break up the constant period of acceleration. The chicane is the slowest corner in sector three, and one of the hardest stops anywhere on the track. F1 Drivers approach at over 300kph with DRS open, braking to second gear and just 90kph for turn in. The driver will just blip the throttle between the kerbs and then accelerate back through the gears to the final corner. In the data this big stop is seen very clearly, with an abrupt descent from close to 18,000rpm to a little over 10,000rpm.

Previous F1 GP Winners on Nurburgring Circuit

YearRaceDateDriverTeamLaps
20132013 German F1 GP result7 July1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 France Romain Grosjean
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom Lotus F1
United Kingdom Lotus F1
60
60
60
20112011 German Grand Prix result24 July1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
60
60
60
20092009 German Grand Prix result12 July1 Australia Mark Webber
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Austria Red Bull
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
60
60
60
20072007 European Grand Prix result22 July1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 Brazil Felipe Massa
3 Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
60
60
60
20062006 European Grand Prix result7 May1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
60
60
60
20052005 European Grand Prix result29 May1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 Germany Nick Heidfeld
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
France Renault
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
59
59
59
20042004 European Grand Prix result30 May1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BAR
60
60
60
20032003 European Grand Prix result29 June1 Germany Ralf Schumacher
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
60
60
60
20022002 European Grand Prix result23 June1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
60
60
60
20012001 European Grand Prix result24 June1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
67
67
67
20002000 European Grand Prix result21 May1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
67
67
66
19991999 European Grand Prix result26 September1 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
2 Italy Jarno Trulli
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
United Kingdom Stewart
France Prost
United Kingdom Stewart
66
66
66
19981998 Luxembourg Grand Prix resultSeptember 271 Finland Mika Häkkinen
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
67
67
67
19971997 Luxembourg Grand Prix result28 September1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
2 France Jean Alesi
3 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
67
67
67
19961996 European Grand Prix result28 April1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
67
67
67
19951995 European Grand Prix result1 October1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 France Jean Alesi
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
67
67
67
19851985 German Grand Prix resultAugust 41 Italy Michele Alboreto
2 France Alain Prost
3 France Jacques Laffite
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
France Ligier
67
67
67
19841984 European Grand Prix resultOctober 71 France Alain Prost
2 Italy Michele Alboreto
3 Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Brabham
67
67
67
19761976 German Grand Prix resultAugust 11 United Kingdom James Hunt
2 South Africa Jody Scheckter
3 Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom McLaren
14
14
14
19751975 German Grand Prix resultAugust 31 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
2 France Jacques Laffite
3 Austria Niki Lauda
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
14
14
14
19741974 German Grand Prix resultAugust 41 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
2 South Africa Jody Scheckter
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Brabham
14
14
14
19731973 German Grand Prix resultAugust 51 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 France François Cevert
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom McLaren
14
14
14
19721972 German Grand Prix resultJuly 301 Belgium Jacky Ickx
2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom March
14
14
14
19711971 German Grand Prix resultAugust 11 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 France François Cevert
3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Tyrrell
Italy Ferrari
12
12
12
19691969 German Grand Prix resultAugust 31 Belgium Jacky Ickx
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
United Kingdom Brabham
France Matra
United Kingdom McLaren
14
14
14
19681968 German Grand Prix resultAugust 41 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
3 Austria Jochen Rindt
France Matra
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom Brabham
14
14
14
19671967 German Grand Prix resultAugust 61 New Zealand Denny Hulme
2 Australia Jack Brabham
3 New Zealand Chris Amon
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
Italy Ferrari
15
15
15
19661966 German Grand Prix resultAugust 71 Australia Jack Brabham
2 United Kingdom John Surtees
3 Austria Jochen Rindt
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
15
15
15
19651965 German Grand Prix resultAugust 11 United Kingdom Jim Clark
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
3 United States Dan Gurney
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom Brabham
15
15
15
19641964 German Grand Prix resultAugust 21 United Kingdom John Surtees
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BRM
Italy Ferrari
15
15
15
19631963 German Grand Prix resultAugust 41 United Kingdom John Surtees
2 United Kingdom Jim Clark
3 United States Richie Ginther
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom BRM
15
15
15
19621962 German Grand Prix resultAugust 51 United Kingdom Graham Hill
2 United Kingdom John Surtees
3 United States Dan Gurney
United Kingdom BRM
United Kingdom Lola
Germany Porsche
15
15
15
19611961 German Grand Prix resultAugust 61 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
2 Germany Wolfgang von Trips
3 United States Phil Hill
United Kingdom Lotus
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
15
15
15
19581958 German Grand Prix resultAugust 31 United Kingdom Tony Brooks
2 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
3 France Maurice Trintignant
United Kingdom Vanwall
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
15
15
15
19571957 German Grand Prix resultAugust 41 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
3 United Kingdom Peter Collins
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
22
22
22
19561956 German Grand Prix resultAugust 51 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
3 France Jean Behra
Italy Ferrari
Italy Maserati
Italy Maserati
22
22
22
19541954 German Grand Prix resultAugust 11 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 Argentina José Froilán González
3 France Maurice Trintignant
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
22
22
22
19531953 German Grand Prix resultAugust 21 Italy Nino Farina
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
3 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Italy Ferrari
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
18
18
18
19521952 German Grand Prix resultAugust 31 Italy Alberto Ascari
2 Italy Nino Farina
3 Switzerland Rudi Fischer
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
18
18
18
19511951 German Grand Prix resultJuly 291 Italy Alberto Ascari
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
3 Argentina José Froilán González
Italy Ferrari
Italy Alfa Romeo
Italy Ferrari
20
20
20