(Motorsport-Total.com) – In the original Formula 1 calendar for the season 2020 there was no Race planned in Germany. But when the corona pandemic overturned all plans and several Grand Prix had to be canceled and postponed, other routes came to the train to fill up the calendar. Including the Nürburgring.
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Formula 1 will be guest there for its eleventh race weekend of this season from the 9th to 11. October. The last time 2013 was driven at the Nürburgring. After that, the Hockenheimring hosted four Formula 1 races in Germany.
With the return to the Eifel, there is of course the hope that this country will also be driven in the future. Andreas Seidl, Team Principal at McLaren, emphasizes: “From my personal point of view, but I also think for Formula 1, it is important to have a race in Germany with all the history that motorsport has in Germany.”
Especially now that it is clear that Sebastian Vettel will remain in Formula 1 beyond 2020 “It is more important for us to keep the premier class in Germany:” I think that it is also important for him, for Formula 1, to drive a race in front of Sebastian at home, “Seidl hopes to stay on the calendar .
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And the German reveals: “I’m looking forward to returning to the Nürburgring. Personally, I myself have a lot of fine experience with various projects that we have carried out on the Nürburgring or the Nordschleife.”
Of course, due to the late race date, special conditions are to be expected. “So it will of course be interesting to see what the weather will be like next week. I hear that snow is falling in some areas in Germany at the moment. So I’m looking forward to this race”, Seidl looks ahead to the Mountainous Prix of the Eifel.
“And hopefully it’s a track for McLaren that we’re competitive on, along with the upgrades we’re going to try to get there too, to make sure we have this battle for third place alive receive.”