From 1977 to 2006, the Hockenheimring was the German Grand Prix’s permanent home, with the exception of the event in 1985, which was held on the new 4.5 km (2.8 mi) Nürburgring.
In 1984 an additional F1 race already had been held at the Nürburgring following the inauguration of its modern "Grand Prix Strecke" layout. Following the success of Schumacher, this went on to become the venue for a second annual F1 race in Germany, the European Grand Prix or Luxembourg Grand Prix since 1995.
In 2006 it was announced that from 2007 until 2010, the German Grand Prix would be shared between the Nürburgring (former home of the European Grand Prix) and the Hockenheimring. The former would hold the races in 2007 and 2009 and the latter in 2008 and 2010. However, the name for the 2007 Grand Prix was later changed. While it was originally intended to be the German Grand Prix, owing to a dispute with Hockenheim over the naming rights of the race, the race was eventually held under the title "Großer Preis von Europa" (European Grand Prix). By 2009, the circuits appeared to have resolved their disputes as the Nurburgring race was held under the German Grand Prix title.
The 2010 GP, held in Hockenheim, at one stage appeared to be in jeopardy as the track owners, the city and the state of Baden-Württemberg, were not willing anymore to lose money due to the high licensing costs imposed by F1 management. In addition, talks with Bernie Ecclestone were hampered by his Hitler quotes. If the track had been relieved from being the venue, the owners were intending to returning the track back to its former layout. However, on 30 September 2009, it was announced that the circuit had agreed a deal which would keep it on the calendar until 2018, under a new deal which saw the circuit management and FOA sharing the financial burden of hosting the event.
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Circuit Name: Nürburgring
Number of Laps: 60
Circuit Length: 5.148 km
Race Distance: 308.623 km
Lap Record: 1:29.468 [Michael Schumacher, 2004]
Friday 05th July 2013
Practice 1: 10:00 – 11:30
Practice 2: 14:00 – 15:30
Saturday 06th July 2013
Practice 3: 11:00 – 12:00
Sunday 07th July 2013
Last Time Out...
2012 German Grand Prix
Grand Prix Debut
Driver: Derek Warwick
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