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Track Info: Past 15 years Winners:
Length: 4.574 km

Nb of Laps: 67 (306.458 Km)

Best Lap: M. Schumacher - 1'16''462 (2002, Ferrari)

Record Pole: M. Schumacher - 1'14''389 (2002, Ferrari)

2002 Pole: M. Schumacher - 1'14''389 (Ferrari)

2002 Podium: M. Schumacher - J. Montoya - R. Schumacher

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2002 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
2001 : R. Schumacher (Williams)
2000 : R. Barrichello (Ferrari)
1999 : E. Irvine (Ferrari)
1998 : M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
1997 : G. Berger (Benetton)
1996 : D. Hill (Williams)
1995 : M. Schumacher (Benetton)
1994 : G. Berger (Ferrari)
1993 : A. Prost (Williams)
1992 : N. Mansell (Williams)
1991 : N. Mansell (Williams)
1990 : A. Senna (McLaren)
1989 : A. Senna (McLaren)
1988 : A. Senna (McLaren)


This track was originally used as a test track for Mercedes, but became a venue for Formula One in 1970, while the Nurburgring was being modified. Sadly, this is another track that is remembered because of tragedy this time it was the death of the great Jim Clark when he raced Formula 2000 in 1968. Patrick Depaillar also lost his life here, during testing in 1980.

The first F1 race held here, in 1970, was dramatic, as Jochen Rindt drove his Lotus home, a nose in front of Jacky Ickxís Ferrari. This circuit lacks character, basically a high-speed race through the forest, interrupted slightly by three chicanes, and is very hard on engines, but all the devoted Michael Schumacher fans look impressive in the stands, waving their Ferrari flags with pride.

The race returned to Hockenheim in 1977, in response to the drivers not wishing to race at the Nurburgring, following Niki Lauderís near fatal accident in 1976. Lauder, ironically enough, won the 77 race.

The most memorable race at this circuit was in 1982, when Nelson Piquet made the headlines after trying to punch Eliseo Salazar after they collided. It also saw Pironi badly injured during wet practice for the race, and his teammate, Patrick Tambay, went on to score an emotional win. The craziest race held here would have to be 1994, when, the end of the first lap left saw only half the field remaining. Michael Schumacher retired, and Gerhard Berger went on to give Ferrari their first win in 4 years.

Although the 82 race was very memorable for fans and drivers alike, the 2000 event was very powerful, especially for Brazilian driver, Rubens Barrichello. The Ferrari driver took his first Grand Prix victory after starting 18th on the grid and after a race that was dictated by changing weather conditions and a disgruntled Mercedes employee who decided to walk across the track, Rubens succumbed to tears on the podium as his emotions overwhelmed him.