German Grand Prix 2014/15
The 10th meeting of the Grand Prix season sees the drivers tackling the famous Hockenheimring track in Germany. Sebastian Vettel won last year’s German Grand Prix, his first time on home soil; although Fernando Alonso came out on top last time out on this track in 2012. Vettel will be looking to make it two wins in two, but will face competition from fellow German Nico Rosberg 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.
The quiet town of Hockenheim truly comes alive when F1 heads to town once every two years. The German Grand Prix is always a key date in the diary for F1 enthusiasts with fans travelling from far and wide for what’s hoped to be one of the races of the season. The track was first built as a Mercedes-Benz test track in the 1930s and didn’t host an F1 race until the 1970s. It has undergone a few safety changes over the years, first following the death of Jim Clark in 1968, and secondly in 2002 which significantly reduced the speed of the 4.574km track. During their 67 laps, drivers will require a lot of downforce to tackle the slow turns, and must wait for their opportunity to overtake at the famous hairpin turn which follows the fastest stretch of track. Michael Schumacher got it right in 2004 when he recorded the fastest lap on the circuit. Can Vettel better the feat of his famous countryman? .
Thomas Cook Sport invites you to a feast of speed in Germany with our F1 packages, offering the ultimate F1 weekend experience. Our German GP packages include –
2014 Formula 1 Santander German Grand Prix
- Travel: Return flights
- Accommodation: Choose from a selection of hotels
- Transfers: Return airport transfers to and from your hotel by coach. Return Circuit Transfers on Sunday
Optional Extras (at a supplement)
- Grandstand or General Entrance tickets
- Return Circuit Transfers on Saturday
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