Another Formula 1 race comes up this weekend, on July 22nd, 2012. We all know it as the German Grand Prix, but officially it is titled “FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2012”. With 7 German drivers wanting the pride of winning their home Grand Prix, will the competition level increase even further? Can “Schumi” win?
This next race in the 2012 Formula 1 series takes place at the Hockenheim circuit (aka Hockenheimring). It is currently 4.57 km (2.84 miles) in length, having been modified many times throughout its history (since 1939). The feature of this track (seen above), that all fans who have been there will note, is the stadium section (turns 12 thru 17). Here is where fans can get a good look at the F1 cars & their drivers. At Circuit of The Americas, turns 12 thru 16 have been made to approximate these turns, with the specially engineered track by circuit designer Hermann Tilke.
We are going back to the previous schedule of watching the race at 1:30PM (it will have been recorded earlier at 7am – whoops, see my correction post). As usual, we will be at the Lion & Rose Pub in Alamo Heights. We look forward to seeing you there!
Also, remember that we always reward 2 door prizes for current Formula 1 /Circuit of The Americas trivia. To prepare, be sure to watch the Formula 1 practices, debrief & qualifying. That’s where the trivia questions usually come from (& also sometimes in these articles on this blog)!
RACE ON !