GERMAN GP - PREVIEW

 

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RACE DATE: 24 JULY 2005
LOCATION: HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY
2004 WINNER: M.SCHUMACHER, 2ND: BUTTON, 3RD: ALONSO
2004 POLE: M.SCHUMACHER - 1m13.306
2004 BEST LAP: RAIKKONEN - 1m13.780

Originally a pre-war Mercedes test track of two long straights through the forest linked by the long sweeping Ostkurve and a hairpin in Hockenheim village, post-war development saw the emergence of the modern circuit after the Second World War. Infamous for the death of Jim Clark in a Formula 2 race, the first Grand Prix at Hockenheim was in 1970 - a classic slipstreaming battle won by Jochen Rindt. Two chicanes beoke up the long straights by the time the Grand Prix arrived permanently in 1977 and a third was added at the Ostkurve after Patrick Depailler's death in 1980. F1's theatre of sheer speed (the Arrows of Jos Verstappen achieved 217mph in 2000).

TIMETABLE: (In Local Time - GMT +2)

Friday, July 22nd:
Practice Session 1 - 11:00-12:00
Practice Session 2 - 14:00-15:00
Saturday, July 23rd:
Practice Session 3 - 09:00-09:45
Practice Session 4 - 10:15-11:00
Qualifying Session 1 - 13:00-14:00
Sunday, July 24th:
Race - 14:00-16:00

MORE INFORMATION: CIRCUIT, 2004 RACE

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