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
Lewis Hamilton used his phone to draw rabbit ears on a photograph of himself while speaking to reporters
Lewis Hamilton heads to the Japanese Grand Prix 23 points adrift of Nico Rosberg in the title race after his latest setback in Malaysia.
Formula One has a new championship leader after Nico Rosberg sauntered to victory at the Singapore Grand Prix.
World champion Lewis Hamilton will arrive at the Singapore Grand Prix with a slender two-point advantage over his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Nico Rosberg is now only two points adrift of Lewis Hamilton after winning the Italian Grand Prix.
Jenson Button will take a sabbatical from Formula One next year in a career which has so far yielded
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