Because the medical helicopter couldn’t fly due to the Nürburgring fog, the two practice sessions for the Eifel Grand Prix couldn’t happen. The only running before qualifying was therefore in the one-hour Saturday morning session.
A total of one hour’s practice rather than four had no discernible effect on the competitive order and afterwards drivers and team bosses were full of enthusiasm for the idea of future two-day grand prix meetings. Although unplanned on this occasion, F1 did already have such an event scheduled. The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, scheduled two races after the Nürburgring, would be a two-day event. This was to ease the travel schedule from the Algarve GP in the preceding week. But nonetheless it was done also to assess the feasibility of the format.
Medical helicopter was unable to fly on the Friday, preventing cars from running in the practice sessions