2015 Formula 1 Santander German Grand Prix Break
The 10th meeting of the Grand Prix season sees the drivers tackling the famous Nürburgring track in Germany. Nico Rosberg won last year’s German Grand Prix, his first time on home soil; although Sebastien Vettel came out on top last time out on this track in 2013. Rosberg will be looking to make it two wins in two, but will face competition from fellow German Vettel for a win in front of a home crowd. Germany has a rich history of motor racing, with events held as far back as 1907. However, it wasn’t until 1951 that a World Championship event was hosted on German soil, with Nürburgring being the initial host. The event moved to Hockenheim in 1977, until 2007 when an agreement was reached to alternate between the two tracks.
Nurburgring, often called "The Ring" by the enthusiasts, has a mix of high and low-speed corners with limited overtaking possibilities, putting a premium on qualifying and fast pit stops. As the track is located right next to the Eifel Mountains, the weather is a constant concern and may play a decisive role in the race. After a downpour on the track it really takes time to dry up. To be competitive you need a car with good traction, which is very stable while braking. The Nurburgring also demands some of the highest downforce levels of the season. The tight and challenging circuit is 5.15 kilometers long and features 15 corners, 9 right-handers and 6 left-handers. Who will get it right in 2015 and earn a podium finish?
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