Rubens Barrichello who has become the first driver in Formula One history to compete in over 300 Grand Prix said, ‘Nürburgring is very special to me as I won there for Ferrari and I really like the track a lot. The circuit has a lot of camber changes and so it is pretty difficult to get the best car set-up, but that just makes it all the more interesting. There is normally a chance of rain as well which adds another element into the mix.’
Sitting in the shadow of the majestic 22km Nurburgring Nordschleife, the modern day ring has a couple of good overtaking places; there’s a quick chicane (the Schumacher ‘S’) that requires commitment from the drivers and the atmosphere will no doubt be excellent now that there are two German world champions on the grid.
The cars run with maximum down force, so aero efficiency is vital. Moreover, you can never discount the weather in the Eiffel Mountains, even in July; rain is never far away.
Number of Laps: 60, Lap Distance: 5.148km, Race Distance: 309km, Circuit Direction: Clockwise