1990 German Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
Germany
Circuit
Round
9
Laps
45
Pole
Fastest Lap
Boutsen , 1m 45.602s
1990 Season
Past Results

In 1959 the German Grand Prix was used as a political tool and it took place on the AVUS circuit on the edge of Berlin, but it was a bit of a flop and nobody wanted to go back; in fact, they could not get back to the mighty Nürburgring quick enough. Over a period of time the 'improvers' and `do gooders' who do so much to help Grand Prix racing (!) destroyed the Nürburgring as a Grand Prix circuit and forced the move south to the Hockenheimring. A New Nürburgring was built and Formula One paid it one fleeting visit and then settled back comfortably in the fast but dull Hockenheimring.

The years have passed and it is likely that none of today's Formula One drivers are aware that there was anything before the Hockenheimring and in Formula One parlance the race is The German Grand Prix, not Das Grosser Preis von Deutschland. You can get used to anything, given time.

[caption id="attachment_636671" align="alignnone" width="2000"] The McLaren pair fight for the lead at the start of the German Grand Prix[/caption]

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Hockenheim

Country

Germany

Location

Hockenheim, Baden-Wurttemberg

Type

Permanent road course

Length

4.227 (Miles)

Record

Riccardo Patrese (Williams FW14-Renault), 1m43.569, 146.928 mph, F1, 1991

First Race

1949 Hockenheim F2

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