Further 2012 German Grand Prix, Hockenheimring Details

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.

The famed grandstand section of curves at the Hockenheimring

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!

1:30PM - SAF1C Race Watch Party Start Time!

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.

Former Hockenheimring German GP layout logo

Former Hockenheimring German GP layout, with curve names

Former Hockenheimring German GP layout, with current layout shown...

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 !

Dan

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