Classic 3-litre Formula 1 cars of the 1970s will return to the full Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring on Saturday September 20 when cars from the FIA Historic Formula One Championship have a 30-minute demonstration session on the famous 14-mile track.
“It will be a little bit special,” said Oli McCrudden, who has organised the session on the weekend that the cars are racing on the modern Grand Prix circuit. “A lot of our guys will not have driven round the Nordschleife before and they will be out behind a pace car. We’re hoping for about 25 cars and they should do three laps.”
Many of the cars in the Historic Formula One field raced on the full circuit in period. The last Grand Prix at the track was in 1976, when the accident that nearly claimed the life of Niki Lauda heralded the end of the circuit’s life as an F1 venue.