NÜRBURGRING GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT
In the 1980s the Nordschleife was classified as unsafe for Formula 1 – the most famous example is probably Niki Lauda’s accident in 1976. For this reason the series was held at Hockenheim alone from 1997 onwards. To attract Formula 1 back to the Eifel, the then 4.5 kilometre Grand Prix Track was built between 1981 and 1984, and was extended in 2001 by the “Mercedes Arena” section to its present length of 5.148 kilometres.
Today the circuit is between 10 and 25 m wide, featuring seven left and ten right turns, as well as large run-off zones and gravel beds. The Grand Prix Track is known to be a modern and safe racing circuit which hosts top-notch motorsport events.
In the paddock of the GP track is a gas station, you can pay with the usual debit/credit cards with a pin code. The nearest gas station outside the paddock is the ED petrol station on the Döttinger Höhe, about 4 kilometers from the Nordschleife access. From the paddock, turn left onto the B258 and follow it until the ED is on the right.
The paddock of the GP circuit offers sufficient parking for participants and visitors.
In the paddock of the GP track there are barrier-free toilets and showers. Toilets are u.a. in the pit lane, the showers are on the grandstand of the Hatzenbach-Bogen, opposite the pit lane.