Nürburgring

Nürburg

Circuit Details

Location:
Nürburg
Type: 
Road
Turns: 
16
Direction: 
Clockwise
Capacity: 
290,000
Established: 
1 January, 1927 (All day)
Rebuilt: 
1 January, 1984 (All day)
Designer: 
Gustav Eichler

Nürburgring History
 

Nürburgring was completed in 1984 and called GP-Strecke ("Grand Prix Course"). It was built to meet the highest safety standards, but was considered in character a mere shadow of its older sibling. Some fans, who had to sit much farther away from the track, called it Eifelring, Ersatzring, Green Party Ring or similar, believing it did not deserve to be called Nürburgring.

The new circuit also had a characteristic of many of the circuits at the time, in that it offered few overtaking opportunities.

Prior to the 2013 German Grand Prix both Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton said they like the track. Webber described the layout as "an old school track" before adding, "It?s a beautiful little circuit for us to still drive on so I think all the guys enjoy driving here." While Hamilton said "It?s a fantastic circuit, one of the classics and it hasn?t lost that feel of an old classic circuit."


Source: Wikipedia