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The history of Hockenheim

July 16t, 2014 (F1plus/Katie Grimmett).- The Hockenheimring last played host to a Formula 1 round back in 2012 when Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso secured back-to-back victories. Sharing duties with the Nurburgring, it now returns to the calendar for the German Grand Prix. The historic German circuit has been a regular fixture since its Grand Prix début in 1970. Its introduction to the F1 circus began under a cloud of controversy after the drivers threatened to boycott the Nurburgring, a track they deemed to be unsafe. Even though crash barriers were introduced following the death of Jim Clark in a Formula 2 event four years earlier, it was not enough to prevent Patrick Depailler’s own...
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