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Lausitzring

The Lausitzring was the first banked oval opened in Europe since the 1920s when it opened in eastern Germany.

Official Name
Eurospeedway
Country
Germany
Location
Klettwitz, Brandenburg
Co-ordinates
51.535098, 13.928213
Latest Race
First Race

The Lausitzring was the first banked oval opened in Europe since the 1920s when it opened in eastern Germany. The circuit’s first race, a German Touring Car Championship event scheduled for 3 September 2000, was cancelled due to rain. Worse was to come for the circuit’s early history was racked by tragedy. Michele Alboreto was killed while testing for the 2001 Le Mans 24 Hours and a marshal died during an event a week later. In September 2001, Europe’s first Champ Car race was marred by Alex Zanardi’s horrific accident and serious injuries. That said, the low-banked tri-oval is a magnificent facility and an impressive 87,000-crowd watched the inaugural Champ Car race. The series returned in 2003 but DTM is now the most important championship to visit.

Road Course

2005

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.161 (Miles)

Grand Prix Course With Banked Turn 1

2000

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.817 (Miles)

Oval

2000

Type

Paved oval

Length

2.023 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Tony Kanaan (Reynard 01I-Honda), 34.747s, 209.596 mph, Champ Cars, 2001

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sebastien Bourdais (Lola B2/00-Ford), 37.000s, 196.834 mph, Champ Cars, 2003

Grand Prix Course

2000

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.796 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Heikki Kovalainen (Dallara SN01-Nissan), 1m32.215, 109.154 mph, WS by Nissan, 2004

Latest Races

3,228

Championships

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18,377

Results

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17,670

Drivers

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11,208

Teams

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878

Circuits

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