OCT 05th 2020

Damien Smith

Seven great grands prix on the 'new' Nürburgring

The grand prix circuit we know today as the Nürburgring is 36 years old – and yet in the shadow of the mighty Nordschleife it will probably be forever known as ‘new’. The 3.1-mile track will host its first Formula 1 round since 2013 this coming weekend under the auspices of the Eifel GP, and even if it’s a one-off comeback as looks likely, the occasion should be something to relish. The ‘new’ Nürburgring has long been denigrated as unworthy of the name in comparison to its much older and vastly bigger brother, but like the Hungaroring, it has matured well and as history shows, rarely hosts a dull race. Tricky weather, at whatever time of the year, never mind this late in the calendar, tends to have something to do with it.


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