Let’s start planning your trip to the Hockenheimring circuit for the 2019 German Formula 1 Grand Prix. Here’s the most useful trackside guide to the Hockenheimring, including the full on-track schedule to get the most out of your trip to the German Grand Prix on July 26-28.
The Hockenheimring offers a compact stadium layout and plenty of passionate local fans so the trackside experience there is excellent. You can also freely check out the views from most of the grandstands on Friday with an added bonus. One of the highlights of the 2019 German Formula 1 Grand Prix’s schedule will be Mick Schumacher driving demonstration laps in his father’s all-conquering Ferrari F2004, which he drove to win the last of his seven World Championships. However, the unfortunate thing is that this year, the Hockenheimring misses out again on support from Formula 2 and Formula 3 that appear at most other European races. Instead, Germany’s support schedule includes ADAC Formula 4, Renault Clio Cup, and Porsche Supercup racing.
Explore the original Hockenheimring layout
Before the current layout was introduced in 2002, the Hockenheimring originally was a high-speed track with long straights that were deep into the forest, devoid of spectators, featuring legendary slipstream battles between drivers such as Senna, Schumacher, and Prost. The old track layout was reforested after 2002. In the areas where cars were drove at 350 km/h, there is now just trees and grass, but you can still make out the old circuit. This is the perfect place for F1 fans who want a nice walk or like adventure.
The Hockenheimring’s museum, located between the South Grandstand and the A6 Motorway, is worth checking out. Its entry is just €1 if you present a valid race ticket. The 2000m2 display features 300 exhibits, including F1 cars from ATS, Minardi, Zakspeed, Benetton, and Williams.
As usual, the F1 Fanzone, located behind the Main Grandstand, provides a lot of activities for you to join when there’s no action on the track.