DECEMBER 11, 2001
Work to begin shortly at Hockenheim
THE Hockenheim circuit could start rebuilding work in January and the organizers of the German GP say that the new track layout could be ready to be used in time for the 2002 event in July. The full program of works will obviously not be completed but the new piece of track which will cut through the woods in the middle of the existing circuit would be the priority and this would not take very long. The new link road will cut the track from 4.2 miles to 2.78 miles and would get rid of the three chicanes and the high-speed runs at the eastern end of the track.
Work to increase the crowd capacity would be completed later. The work is costing the local authorities around $45m.
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