Race Details Race Times: 8am & 9am Laps: 21 & 11 Last Time Here Winners: Dominic & Adam Weather: Dry PLEASE NOTE CAR CHANGES ARE NOW ALLOWED The Track The Nurburgring, first created in 1927, around the medieval castle in Nurburg, Germany. Nicknamed the green hell by Jackie Stewart, the GP Version of the track was finished in 1984, as the Nordschleife was deemed too dangerous for motorsport, and too difficult to marshall, due to the track spanning almost 13 miles, hence the new 5.148km version we have now, which is what we will be racing on. The track was at first strongly disliked by locals and motorsport fans, due to fans being much further from the track, it's lack of character and perceived few overtaking opportunities, earning it nicknames such as Ersatzring, (replacement ring). To celebrate the opening of the track, the organisers hosted a star studded race, featuring the likes of Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, James hunt etc. All the drivers were driving identical Mercedes 190E's. Ayrton won that race, ahead of Lauda, who missed qualifying and had to start last. The track won rights to F1 For it's first 2 years in 1984 & 1985, as F1 did not stay, the tracks highlight events being the DTM 1000km, and Truck racing. following Michael Schumacher's 1st F1 Title, F1 returned to the Nurburgring, as the European Grand Prix between 1995 & 2006 (The GP Of Luxembourg in 1997 & 1998). Such highlights are the 1999 GP, Where in changeable conditions Johnny Herbert won for Stewart GP, And the spectacular suspension failure of Kimi Raikkonen on the last lap, trying to fend off eventual winner Fernando Alonso. in 2007 the FIA announced that the Nurburgring would alternate F1 rights with the Hockenheimring. However in recent years the German GP Has become a stop-start fixture on the F1 Calendar due to money issues. The current lap record is a 1:29.468 set by Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari F2004. Hotlap Here is some random guy being a noob and using ABS. Last Time Out The feature race provided us with thunderstorms, which were ultimately tamed by the Spam Fritters Racing drivers, taking a 1-2, Ahead of Adam, who ultimately lost P2 due to backmarkers. Benji took P4 after an early spin, and Jim rounded out the top 5. Nic won a slightly less wet sprint, from Fraser in P2, Andrew fell to P3 After initially leading, Benji climbed up to take P4 again, with Gaz climbing to P5. Questions. Both races were extremely hard conditions, how do you feel you coped? Which race was harder, thunderstorm, or rain with fog? Nurburgring replaces the Nordschleife, which do you prefer? The stewards introduced a new penalty points system, something which was used in season 2, what is your opinion on it?