MARCH 3, 1997
Hockenheim upgrades safety
On this occasion there has been a compromise with environmentalists agreeing that the work can be done and the circuit agreeing to plant trees to replace those which have to be removed. This should make the track a great deal safer as cars previously had very little space in the chicanes in which to go off without hitting the barriers.
There will also be a new access road through the forests at the back of the track to enable emergency vehicles to have better access than was previously the case.