From 29 to 31 July, the Hockenheimring will be hosting the 12th round of the World Formula One championship. Situated in Baden-Wurttemberg, the Hockenheimring hosted the German Grand Prix every year from 1977 to 2006 with the exception of 2005.
Recently, after being redesigned by Hermann Tilke, it has alternated with the Nurburgring and has only been used on even years - 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. With average lap speeds of over 220 km/h, the Hockenheim circuit is one of the fastest in the championship. The first part of the track is very fast and does not involve much braking. From bend 8 onwards, on the other hand, the track gets more demanding and downforce plays a vital role.
According to the Brembo technicians who have ranked the 21 world championship tracks on a scale from 1 to 10, the Hockenheimring is considered of average difficulty for brakes. The German track has been awarded a difficulty index of 6, the same as the Barcelona and Shanghai circuits.