TRACK FACTS from Hockenheimring

Location: Hockenheim, Germany
Time Zone: GMT +2 Capacity: 130,000
Date Opened: 1932
Length: 4.574 km / 2.842 miles
Lap record: 1:13.780 (Räikkönen - 2004)
Race Distance: 66 laps - 301.884 km / 187.590 miles
Direction: Clockwise
Pole: Right side
Website: www.hockenheimring.de


PREVIOUS RESULTS from Hockenheimring

Pole Position: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 1:13.306
Fastest Lap: Kimi Räikkönen (McLaren) - 1:13.780
Top Three:
1. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 1:23:54.848
2. Jenson Button (BAR) +8 secs
3. Fernando Alonso (Renault) +16 secs


CHARACTERISTICS from Hockenheimring

Reopened in 1966, after the original oval was cut in two by the construction of an autobahn, Hockenheim was radically changed again in 2002. The legendary sweeping forest straights were removed in place of a tighter, more modern layout that boasts a much larger spectator capacity.
The result is a track that is almost unrecognisable from its predecessor with dramatic reductions in both speed and length, but considerable improvements in safety. Opinion on the new circuit is still very much divided among the drivers and teams.


PAST WINNERS from Hockenheimring

2004 - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
2003 - Juan Pablo Montoya (Williams)
2002 - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
2001 - Ralf Schumacher (Williams)
2000 - Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari)
1999 - Eddie Irvine (Ferrari)
1998 - Mika Häkkinen (McLaren)
1997 - Gerhard Berger (Benetton)
1996 - Damon Hill (Williams)
1995 - Michael Schumacher (Benetton)


CONTACTS from Hockenheimring

Hockenheim-Ring GmbH
D-68766 Hockenheim (Motodrom)
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