EUROPEAN GP - PREVIEW

 

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RACE DATE: 29 MAY 2005
LOCATION: NURBURG/EIFEL, GERMANY
2004 WINNER: M.SCHUMACHER, 2ND: BARRICHELLO, 3RD: BUTTON
2004 POLE: M.SCHUMACHER - 1m28.351
2004 BEST LAP: M.SCHUMACHER - 1m29.468

From the paddock of the 'new' Nurburgring, opened in 1984, you can see the original Nordschleife wending its way for 14 miles around the Eifel mountains and it's hard not to feel a bit sad. The start/finish straight is the only part of the greatest challenge in motor racing history to have survived into the modern incarnationleading into the tight Castrol Ess which is the scene of first lap contretemps. Undeniably safer than its ancestor, its main features are gigantic gravel traps and beery fans of Michael Schumacher when it plays host to the European Grand Prix.

TIMETABLE: (In Local Time - GMT+2)

Thursday, May 27th:
Practice Session 1 - 11:00-12:00
Practice Session 2 - 14:00-15:00
Saturday, May 28th:
Practice Session 3 - 09:00-09:45
Practice Session 4 - 10:15-11:00
Qualifying Session 1 - 13:00-14:00
Sunday, May 29th:
Qualifying Session 2 - 10:00-11:00
Race - 14:00-16:00

MORE INFORMATION: CIRCUIT, 2004 RACE

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