The ninth DTM race weekend of the season 2016 at the Hockenheimring

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Finale Hockenheim

Friday, 14. October 2016 to Sunday, 16. October 2016

   
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About the event

Just like the Nürburgring, Hockenheim is one of Germany’s really tradition-rich motor-racing venues. The first motor-sport events held there took place in 1932. Since the birth of DTM, in 1984, Hockenheim was a part of every DTM calendar – apart from 1985 – and consequently represents an integral part of the series. Today, Hockenheim traditionally stages the DTM season finale. When the fireworks are ignited at the moment when the race winner crosses the finish line, the last points of the year for the different rankings have been scored. Since the revival of the series in 2000, the Mercedes-Benz-drivers more often than not dominated the season finale,  with 10 of the 18 races contested on season-finale weekends having been won by drivers representing the colours of the Stuttgarters. Nonetheless, the last Mercedes-Benz win so far dates back to 2011. Since then, BMW or Audi got the upper hand.

The long straights across the woods that once were one of the circuit’s main characteristics from the 1960s are history since 2002. Nonetheless, the Hockenheimring with its fascinating mix of slow and extremely fast sections still has got what it takes to make for spectacular races. In the long Parabolica, for instance, the DTM drivers accelerate their touring cars to 270kph. While perfect cornering skills are a must from Sachskurve to Südkurve. In the 2014 season kick-off, Martin Tomczyk was the quickest by crossing the line of the 4.574-kilometre circuit with his BMW in 1:32.532 minutes, thus establishing the current lap record.  

An achievement he was celebrated for in the unique stadium section. With its huge grandstands, surrounding about a quarter of the track, the stadium makes for a fantastic atmosphere for both drivers and spectators. Since the last modernisation measures in 2002, the Hockenheimring offers space for about 120,000 spectators.  

About the racetrack

Opened 29. Mai 1932
Track length 4,574 km
DTM lap record Martin Tomczyk (BMW) 1.32,532 Min. (4. Mai 2014)
Webseite www.hockenheimring.de

Highlights on the weekend

The BossHoss, Finn Martin and Marlon Roudette at the final

The DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (14th to 16th October) will be not only a motor-racing highlight for the fans as the music lovers and party fans also will get their money’s worth. For the music fans, the Saturday even will be a special highlight. Right after the engines have fallen silent, from 18:30hrs CEST (17:30hrs BST), the action is continued on the show stage in the paddock. Finn Martin, Marlon Roudette and – as highlight – The BossHoss will get the audience really rocking. But there’s even more to look forward to: from 20:30hrs CEST (19:30hrs BST) the fan tent will open its gate and visitors can party on at the ‘SWR3 ElchParty’.

FIA F3 European Championship

Porsche Carrera Cup

Audi Sport TT Cup

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Tipps
  • The city: Hockenheim is located in North-West Baden-Württemberg, some 15 kilometres to the south of Heidelberg, and has got about 21,000 citizens. 

  • The circuit: The Hockenheimring traditionally stages the DTM season kick-off as well as the final German round of the season. 

  • Grandstand tip: South – upper tier: Perfect view from the stadium entrance to the end of the home straight. Please note: these seats use to be sold out quickly. 

  • Excursion tips: Right at the circuit, the motor-racing enthusiasts can visit the ‘Motor-Sport-Museum am Hockenheimring’. On an exhibition space of 2,200 square metres, the museum showcases more than 300 exhibits from every motor-sport era. 

Weather
Hockenheim

6 °C
6 °C 6 °C
light rain

Humidity100%
Pressure 1017 hPa
Sunrise 07:45 Uhr
Sunset 16:37 Uhr
Adress

Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg
Am Motodrom
68766 Hockenheim

Bedarfscamping Hockenheimring

Art: in das Gelände integriert

Größe: bis zu 8 Campingbereiche

Entfernung zur Strecke: unmittelbar – ca. 15 min Fußweg

Hier finden Sie alle Details zum Camping Hockenheimring.

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