Friday, 29 July 2011

Preview 2011 Nürburgring, German GP

The German Grand Prix (Großer Preis von Deutschland) is an annual automobile race.It is located about 70 km south of Cologne, and 120 km northwest of Frankfurt. The old track was nicknamed The Green Hell by Jackie Stewart and is widely considered one of the most demanding purpose-built racing circuits in the world. Originally, the track featured four configurations: the 28.265 km-long Gesamtstrecke ("Whole Course"), which in turn consisted of the 22.810 km Nordschleife ("Northern Loop"), and the 7.747 km Südschleife ("Southern Loop"). There also was a 2.281 km warm-up loop called Zielschleife ("Finish Loop") or better known as Betonschleife, around the pit area. Between 1982 and 1983 the start-finish area was demolished to create a new GP-Strecke, and this is currently used for all major and international racing events. However, the shortened Nordschleife is still in use, for racing, testing and public access.


Technical details
German Circuit has 5.148 km, 60 laps with a race distance of 308.863 km; 8 highspeed straches, 4 slow turns and a top speed around 305 km/h.

Statistics
Number of wins:
6 - Rudolf Caracciola 1926, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1939
4 - Michael Schumacher 1995, 2002, 2004, 2006
3 - Alberto Ascari 1950, 1951, 1952, Juan Manuel Fangio 1954, 1956, 1957, Jackie Stewart 1968 1971 1973, Nelson Piquet 1981 1986 1987, Ayrton Senna 1988 1989 1990
2 - Tony Brooks 1958 1959, John Surtees 1963 1964, Jacky Ickx 1969 1972, Nigel Mansell 1991 1992, Alain Prost 1984 1993, Gerhard Berger 1994 1997, Fernando Alonso 2005 2010
Number of constructor winners:
20 - Ferrari 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010
9 - Williams 1979, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2003
8 - Mercedes-Benz 1926 1927 1928 1931 1937 1938 1939 1954, McLaren 1976 1984 1988 1989 1990 1998 2008 2011
4 - Brabham 1966 1967 1969 1975, Lotus 1961 1965 1970 1978
2 - Alfa Romeo 1932 1935, Auto Union 1934 1936, Tyrrell 1971, 1973, Benetton 1995, 1997
Lap record 1:29.468 - Michael Schumacher, Ferrari(2004)

Lets see 2009 pole by Rubens Barrichello:
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