Construction of the orginal Nurburgring began in the 1920s to showcase German engineering and racing talent and to provide a venue of motor racing in cars and motorcycles.
After WW2 the circuit came back into use as the venue of the German Grand Prix in Formula One but was deemed too dangerous for the latest generation of F1 cars by the late 60's and many safety improvements were introduced to the Nordschleife which put the track back into use for another few years ans a Grand Prix Circuit. In the end the track was deemed to long for emergency services to come to the aid of drivers and a new circuit was completed in 1984 called GP-Strecke.
Nick Heidfeld drives around Nurburgring Nordschleife in his BMW Sauber F1.06 from 2007.
This footage is taken from 1973 and features Niki lauda driving around Nurburgring in his Ferrari
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel saw off the challenge from Lewis Hamilton to win the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Formula One is back this weekend as Melbourne's Albert Park plays host to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
The new Formula One season is finally upon us with Melbourne's Albert Park primed and ready to stage the Australian Grand Prix.
Formula One has undergone a radical shake-up of its technical regulations in a bid to spice up the show this season.
Britain's three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will have a new Mercedes team-mate this year after his long-term rival Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg's shock retirement means the forthcoming Formula One campaign will be contested without its reigning champion for the first
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