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HOCKENHEIM
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Description  
Location Hockenheim
BW - Baden-Württemberg - 1949÷1990: BRD
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 49°20'05"     + 8°34'47"
49.334722     8.579722
UTM Coordinates X = 469466.365  -  Y = 5464751.267  -  Zone 32U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) GoYellow.de
Altitude AMSL 110 m - 361 ft
Inauguration May 29th 1932
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (page 56)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) English ForumForum --> Chat in English --> Aerials of circuits [ENG]
(3) English ForumForum --> Europe --> German Countries --> GER - Hockenheimring [ENG]: were some more short courses available in 1965?
(4) Italian English Spanish ForumForum --> Europe --> German Countries --> GER Hockenheim: F.1 stop in 2008? [ITA ENG ESP]
(5) German rennstrecken.homepage.bluewin.ch (...)Rennstreckendatenbank
(6) English Dutch www.circuitsofthepast.nlCircuit of the Past
(7) German www.dtm.com/newsausgabe.php?id=9648
(8) German www.landkartenindex.de (...)
(9) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2360264Track layout
(10) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2360282Track layout
(11) German www.motorradonline.de/d/140404Motorrad
(12) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(13) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/hockenhe.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(14) Italian Autosprint 20/1964 (page 71)The circuit will be shortened and modified, first races should be in 1965
(15) Italian Autosprint 32/1966 (page 6)Draft map of the old track layout
(16) Italian Autosprint 34/1966 (page 10)Map of the new track layout
(17) Italian Autosprint 5/1967 (page 11)Map
(18) Italian Autosprint 45/1968 (page 43)Saranno aggiunte due chicanes sui rettilinei?
(19) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 19)Mappa e dati essenziali
(20) Italian Autosprint 21/1980 (page 90)
(21) Italian Autosprint 13/1982 (page 76)Modifiche in vista per il GP (senza mappa)
(22) Italian Autosprint 31/1991 (page 65)La FISA chiede più sicurezza
(23) Italian Autosprint 9/2000 (page 16)FIA changes measuring measuring system: new official lenght
(24) English German www.hockenheimring.comOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Hockenheim
Description  
Years 1932÷1937
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration May 29th 1932
Closing 1937
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Westkurve
length 12045  m 39518  ft 7.485  mi   (12)
length 12193  m 40004  ft 7.577  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (9)

Kurpfalzring
Description  
Years 1938÷1964
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1938
Closing 1963
Last update of this page October 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Ostkurve - Westkurve
length 7720  m 25328  ft 4.797  mi   (13)
length 7692  m 25236  ft 4.78  mi   (12)
length 7725  m 25344  ft 4.8  mi   (13)
length 7815  m 25640  ft 4.856  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (10)

GP Kurs
GP Course
Description  
Years 1966÷1969
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration May 22nd 1966
Closing 1969
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer Hugenholtz
Johannes Bernhardus Theodorus "Hans" Hugenholtz
Distinctive points  
length 6769  m 22207  ft 4.206  mi   (13)
length 6768  m 22205  ft 4.206  mi   (19)
length 6769  m 22208  ft 4.206  mi   (12)

Kleiner Kurs
Short circuit
Description Looking at an aerial photo taken in 1965, it seems there were some more shorter courses available. For more details, please see on the forum (in English)
Years 1966÷2001
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration May 22nd 1966
Closing 2001
Last update of this page November 11th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2638  m 8655  ft 1.639  mi   (5)
length 2638  m 8655  ft 1.639  mi   (12)

GP Kurs
GP Course
Description  
Years 1970÷1981
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1970
Closing 1981
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6789  m 22274  ft 4.219  mi   (5)
length 6790  m 22277  ft 4.219  mi   (12)

GP Kurs
Description Proposal not developed dated spring 1980. Inauguration should have been on 1983. Medium and short track should have been completely separated.
Years 1980
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update May 1980
Designer  
Distinctive points 1. Chicane - Ost Kurve - 2. Chicane - Motodrom - Sachs Kurve - Elf Kurve - Opel Kurve
length 7578  m 24862  ft 4.709  mi Long circuit (20)
length 2634  m 8642  ft 1.637  mi Short circuit (20)
length 5375  m 17635  ft 3.34  mi Medium Circuit (20)

GP Kurs
GP Course
Description  
Years 1982÷1989
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1982
Closing 1989
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6797  m 22300  ft 4.224  mi   (5)
length 6798  m 22303  ft 4.224  mi   (12)

GP Kurs
GP Course
Description  
Years 1990÷1991
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1990
Closing 1991
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6802  m 22316  ft 4.227  mi   (5)
length 6802  m 22316  ft 4.227  mi   (12)

GP Kurs
GP Course
Description  
Years 1992÷1993
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page March 30th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6815  m 22359  ft 4.235  mi   (5)
length 6815  m 22359  ft 4.235  mi   (12)

GP Kurs
GP Course
Description  
Years 1994÷2001
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1994
Closing 2001
Last update of this page March 30th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6823  m 22385  ft 4.24  mi   (5)
length 6825  m 22392  ft 4.241  mi   (12)
length 6749  m 22142  ft 4.194  mi Temporary unconfirmed track length, while waiting for new measuring systems (Spring 2000) (23)
length 6825  m 22392  ft 4.241  mi Official track length from 2000, when FIA changed measuring system (track unchanged) (23)

GP Kurs
Description Proposal not developed for a new shorter layout. It’s completely different from the one build in 2002
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update 1999
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4023  m 13199  ft 2.5  mi Long circuit (13)
length 2779  m 9117  ft 1.727  mi Short circuit (13)
Straight length 730  m 2395  ft 0.454  mi Longest straight (13)
Straight length 700  m 2297  ft 0.435  mi Straight between turn 1 and turn 2 (13)

GP Kurs
GP Course
Description  
Years 2002÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2002
Closing  
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points  
length 2604  m 8543  ft 1.618  mi Short circuit (5)
length 2638  m 8655  ft 1.639  mi Short circuit (12)
length 4574  m 15007  ft 2.842  mi GP Course (5)
length 4574  m 15007  ft 2.842  mi GP Course (12)
length 4574  m 15007  ft 2.842  mi GP Course (24)
length 3692  m 12113  ft 2.294  mi National Circuit (12)
Min width 15  m 49  ft    GP Course (24)
Total area 97  hectares 970000  m² 239.69  acres   (24)

DTM Kurs
Description New track layout, approx. 20% shorter than GP Kurs. Spitzkehre hairpin has been by-passed
Years 2010÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration October 17th 2010
Closing  
Last update of this page September 2nd 2010
Info last update  
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points  

KartBahn
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 320  m 1050  ft 0.199  mi   (24)

Hockenheim: all layouts

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Hockenheim 1932÷1937

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Hockenheim 1938÷1964

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Hockenheim, 1980 proposal: long course

Hockenheim, 1980 proposal: long course

Hockenheim, 1980 proposal: long course


Latitude - Longitude: + 49°20'05", + 8°34'47"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 2nd 2010 DTM Kurs 2010÷... Guido de Carli   joe Update Description
November 20th 2009     Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Map
November 11th 2009 Kleiner Kurs 1966÷2001 Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
November 19th 2008 Kurpfalzring 1938÷1964 Guido de Carli Vasco Vasco Update Map
November 14th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 14th 2008   1932÷1937 Guido de Carli Vasco Vasco Update Description with map
April 8th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 22nd 2006     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
February 2nd 2005     Guido de Carli   Uwe Sautter Update Photos (link)
December 27th 2003 GP Kurs 1980 Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 29th 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 9th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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