In 1970, after the fatal crash of Piers Courage at Zandvoort, the F1 drivers decided at the French Grand Prix to boycott the Nürburgring unless major changes were made, as they did at Spa the year before.
When did F1 stop racing at Nürburgring?
The German Grand Prix was held at Hockenheimring every year between 1977 and 2006 (except 1985). During this time, a separate F1 race was held in Germany at the Nürburgring most years from 1995 until 2007 under the title of the European Grand Prix.
How many F1 drivers have died at Nurburgring?
The legendary “Green Hell” of the Nurburgring, in contrast, has claimed five, while three F1 drivers lost their lives at Monza and two died at Spa-Francorchamps.
Why is there no German Grand Prix in 2020?
Background: Despite the corona pandemic, in 2021 Formula wants to drive again increasingly on the tracks that pay a lot of money for the appearance of GP sport. Germany cannot and does not want to bid. There will be no German GP in 2021.
Why is nürburgring so dangerous?
A closer look at the track reveals three things that make it such a challenge even for the most skilled drivers: the steep elevation changes, blind corners, and the lack of runoff areas.