German Grand Prix

Under the name Grand Prix of Germany the Formula 1 World Championship races are mainly held in Germany in automobile racing. There was also a long time ago and even after the introduction of the world championship race with this predicate, such as the Formula 2 race at the Nürburgring in 1960.


The Grand Prix of Germany for automobiles was first played in 1926, first as a sports car race at the AVUS track in Berlin. He moved the following year to the newly -built Nürburgring, and in 1931 for the first time for racing cars ( formula free), then from 1934 advertised for the new Grand Prix formula. By 1935 there were up to the outbreak of the war there, as well as the race from 1932, all runs to the driver's championship.

The first Grand Prix of Germany after the war in 1950 was held in Formula 2 and not yet counted on the just-introduced automotive world championship. Formula 1 racing cars were first used in 1951, and the race was also the first time the status of a World Cup race. But in 1952 and 1953 was the return to the Formula 2, because in those years, all runs were for the World Cup ( with the exception of the race in Indianapolis ) discharged in this category. With the exception of 1960, when on the southern loop of the Nürburgring again only the formula 2 have been used, since 1954 include all the races for the World Cup, with 1957 and 1958 as well as 1966, 1967 and 1969, in addition to the Formula 1 again Formula 2 racing cars a separate vote on the starting blocks were. By 1976, it all runs were held on the Nürburgring- Nordschleife, only in 1959 and 1970, there were two detour to Berlin AVUS and the Hockenheimring.

From 1977 to 1984, the races were again held at the Hockenheimring. In 1985, she returned once back on the newly built Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring, but otherwise remain until 2006 at the Hockenheimring.

2007, no Grand Prix of Germany was held, instead, found a European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring instead. Since 2008, the Germany Grand Prix takes place in change on the Hockenheimring and Nürburgring.


1927-1929: Nürburgring total distance

1931-1958, 1961-1969, 1971-1976: Nürburgring Nordschleife

1960: Nürburgring Südschleife

1970, 1977-1984, 1986-2001: Hockenheimring

1985 Nürburgring, new Grand Prix track

Since 2002: Hockenheimring, new route (alternating with the Nürburgring since 2009)

Since 2009: Nürburgring, with Mercedes Arena (alternating with Hockenheim since 2009)


Other Formula 1 race in Germany

1954 not for the World Cup scoring Formula 1 race was held, as well as from 1961 to 1964 on the Solitude racetrack on the AVUS. In addition, there was at the mountain race on Schauinsland 1950 and 1951 a separate rating for Formula 1 race cars. Between 1995 and 2007 additional scoring for the World Cup Formula 1 races were held at the Nurburgring, the changing, the terms " Grand Prix of Luxembourg " and " European Grand Prix " wore.