Location: Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg,
Germany [click here for map]
Circuit length: 4.57Km (2.84 Miles)
Number of turns: 17
Major events: German F1 GP, DTM, ADAC GT Masters
Lap record: 1:13.780 (Kimi Räikkönen, McLaren, 2004)
Built by Mercedes-Benz in 1939 as a test track but altered in 2002 to a slightly shorter but safer track, the circuit still retains the original grandstand giving it a unique atmosphere.
An FIA Grade 1 licensed circuit and home to the German F1 Grand Prix for 2016, the circuit is located near the southern German town of Hockenheim, close to the home of German racing legend Michael Schumacher.
The circuit is very close to Stuttgart, home to both the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums, which are a must-see for any car enthusiast visiting the area.
Frankfurt Airport: 86Km (53 miles) 46min drive.
Stuttgart Airport: 121Km (75 miles) 1Hr 9min drive.
OTHER CIRCUITS WORTH CONSIDERING
Located less than two hours drive from the Nurburgring, it makes sense to visit Germany’s most famous circuit.
Nurburgring: 216Km (134 miles) 1Hr 55min drive
Spa-Francorchamps: 306Km (190 miles) 2Hrs 37min drive.
Bilster Berg: 362Km (225 miles) 3Hrs 21min drive.
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