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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
Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
2013 2013 German F1 GP result 7 July 1 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
2011 2011 German Grand Prix result 24 July 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
60
60
60
2009 2009 German Grand Prix result 12 July 1 Australia Mark Webber
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Austria Red Bull
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
60
60
60
2007 2007 European Grand Prix result 22 July 1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 Brazil Felipe Massa
3 Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
60
60
60
2006 2006 European Grand Prix result 7 May 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
60
60
60
2005 2005 European Grand Prix result 29 May 1 Spain Fernando Alonso
2 Germany Nick Heidfeld
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
France Renault
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
59
59
59
2004 2004 European Grand Prix result 30 May 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BAR
60
60
60
2003 2003 European Grand Prix result 29 June 1 Germany Ralf Schumacher
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
60
60
60
2002 2002 European Grand Prix result 23 June 1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
60
60
60
2001 2001 European Grand Prix result 24 June 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
67
67
67
2000 2000 European Grand Prix result 21 May 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
67
67
66
1999 1999 European Grand Prix result 26 September 1 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
2 Italy Jarno Trulli
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
United Kingdom Stewart
France Prost
United Kingdom Stewart
66
66
66
1998 1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix result September 27 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
67
67
67
1997 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix result 28 September 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
2 France Jean Alesi
3 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
67
67
67
1996 1996 European Grand Prix result 28 April 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
67
67
67
1995 1995 European Grand Prix result 1 October 1 Germany Michael Schumacher
2 France Jean Alesi
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
67
67
67
1985 1985 German Grand Prix result August 4 1 Italy Michele Alboreto
2 France Alain Prost
3 France Jacques Laffite
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
France Ligier
67
67
67
1984 1984 European Grand Prix result October 7 1 France Alain Prost
2 Italy Michele Alboreto
3 Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Brabham
67
67
67
1976 1976 German Grand Prix result August 1 1 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
1975 1975 German Grand Prix result August 3 1 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
2 France Jacques Laffite
3 Austria Niki Lauda
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
14
14
14
1974 1974 German Grand Prix result August 4 1 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
2 South Africa Jody Scheckter
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Brabham
14
14
14
1973 1973 German Grand Prix result August 5 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 France François Cevert
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom McLaren
14
14
14
1972 1972 German Grand Prix result July 30 1 Belgium Jacky Ickx
2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom March
14
14
14
1971 1971 German Grand Prix result August 1 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 France François Cevert
3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Tyrrell
Italy Ferrari
12
12
12
1969 1969 German Grand Prix result August 3 1 Belgium Jacky Ickx
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
United Kingdom Brabham
France Matra
United Kingdom McLaren
14
14
14
1968 1968 German Grand Prix result August 4 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
3 Austria Jochen Rindt
France Matra
United Kingdom Lotus
United Kingdom Brabham
14
14
14
1967 1967 German Grand Prix result August 6 1 New Zealand Denny Hulme
2 Australia Jack Brabham
3 New Zealand Chris Amon
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
Italy Ferrari
15
15
15
1966 1966 German Grand Prix result August 7 1 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
1965 1965 German Grand Prix result August 1 1 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
1964 1964 German Grand Prix result August 2 1 United Kingdom John Surtees
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BRM
Italy Ferrari
15
15
15
1963 1963 German Grand Prix result August 4 1 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
1962 1962 German Grand Prix result August 5 1 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
1961 1961 German Grand Prix result August 6 1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
2 Germany Wolfgang von Trips
3 United States Phil Hill
United Kingdom Lotus
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
15
15
15
1958 1958 German Grand Prix result August 3 1 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
1957 1957 German Grand Prix result August 4 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
3 United Kingdom Peter Collins
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
22
22
22
1956 1956 German Grand Prix result August 5 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
3 France Jean Behra
Italy Ferrari
Italy Maserati
Italy Maserati
22
22
22
1954 1954 German Grand Prix result August 1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
3 France Maurice Trintignant
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
22
22
22
1953 1953 German Grand Prix result August 2 1 Italy Nino Farina
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
3 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Italy Ferrari
Italy Maserati
Italy Ferrari
18
18
18
1952 1952 German Grand Prix result August 3 1 Italy Alberto Ascari
2 Italy Nino Farina
3 Switzerland Rudi Fischer
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
18
18
18
1951 1951 German Grand Prix result July 29 1 Italy Alberto Ascari
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
3 Argentina José Froilán González
Italy Ferrari
Italy Alfa Romeo
Italy Ferrari
20
20
20