Wednesday 10 August 2016

New Vital F1 article: Whisper it, the old Hockenheim wasn’t very good

After hearing however many eulogises of the old place over the past fortnight or so, finally I cracked.

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Whenever it seems the F1 fraternity sets foot in the Hockenheim facility these days, it starts to yearn about what used to be there. The previous version of the circuit, that F1 raced on up until 2001. The longer and faster one that proceeded through the thick pine forest. Now in large part abandoned, laying alongside the newer facility.

In my latest article for Vital F1 I outline though why the old Hockenheim despite its reputation improvement in hindsight in fact wasn't very good; indeed in its time it was rather thought a pariah. I also look at why this discrepancy between views then and now exists.

You can have a read here:

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