It was brought to my attention, by one of our fellow, ardent SAF1C Fans, that Sunday’s Formula 1 German Grand Prix (at the Hockenheimring), will actually be same-day delayed broadcast at 11:00AM CST on KABB/29.
I will still hold firm to the 1:30PM SAF1C Race Watch Party time, as previously announced. By the time you read this, I will have already coordinated this recording time modification with the Lion & Rose Pub management. Besides, I think we get better attendance at the 1:30PM time. Thanks Lee!
Going back in time, the track was originally designed to be about 8KM (about 5 miles) long & then later shortened to 6.8KM (a little over 4 miles). Drivers were flying through the long, curving straights of the German forest, interrupted by passing opportunity induced chicanes. There was hardly a place for fans to enjoy the high speed racing action. Here are some images of the former, very extensive track circuit.
Track designer/architect Hermann Tilke was tapped to redesign the Hockenheimring layout after the ill-fated 2000 German GP race there. He was tasked to make this track safer, shorter & more entertaining for fans. This is the track we see being raced on today…
GO RACE !