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F3 - Round 8 - Nurburgring - Key Facts

06.09.16
2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship > Round 08 > Nürburgring (DEU) > 9-11 September > Races 22, 23 & 24
FIA, Motorsport, Mobility, Road Safety, F1, WRC, WEC, WTCC, World RX

Lap distance:     3.629 km

Race distance:   33 minutes plus one lap

Location:             Located close to the village of Nürburg, around 70 km south of Cologne and 120 km north-west of Frankfurt am Main

Airports:              Frankfurt-Hahn [HHN] (75 km), Cologne Bonn Airport [CGN] (100 km), Düsseldorf International Airport [DUS] (155 km), Frankfurt am Main International Airport [FRA] (160 km)

Lap records:       2013 Raffaele Marciello, 1:22.559 min

                           2014 Tom Blomqvist, 1:22.091 min

                           2015 Felix Rosenqvist, 1:20.866 min

Pole positions:

               Qualifying 1                       Qualifying 2                       Qualifying 3

2013    Raffaele Marciello             Raffaele Marciello                Raffaele Marciello

              1:22.821 min                     1:23.039 min                     1:22.416 min                    

2014     Max Verstappen               Tom Blomqvist                  Tom Blomqvist 

               1:37.036 min                   1:21.650 min                     1:21.771 min

2015      Felix Rosenqvist                Felix Rosenqvist                Felix Rosenqvist

               1:21.126 min                     1:21.186 min                     1:21.563 min

Winners:

                 Race 1                                 Race 2                                 Race 3

2013     Raffaele Marciello            Raffaele Marciello               Raffaele Marciello          

2014     Max Verstappen             Antonio Giovinazzi                Lucas Auer

2015      Felix Rosenqvist                Felix Rosenqvist                Felix Rosenqvist

INTERESTING FACTS

The Nürburgring is considered one of the world’s most legendary race tracks. Opened in June 1925 the original track was 28.3 kilometres long and could be used in different variations. But even in those less safety-conscious times, it was soon considered too dangerous and by the late 1930s only the circuit’s north loop (Nordschleife) was used for race meetings.

Jackie Stewart described the demanding circuit as “Green Hell” and it was widely considered as extremely dangerous. Various accidents like Nikki Lauda’s horrific crash 40 years ago, added to the growing concerns over safety and led to the departure of the Nordschleife from the F1 calendar.

At the beginning of the 1980s a new, modern GP track was build and opened in 1984. After a modification in 2001/2002 the layout now features a 5.148 kilometres long circuit, of which FIA Formula 3 European Championship uses a shorter version (the sprint circuit).

The track’s location in the Eifel region can mean very unpredictable weather with the possibility of rain showers, fog and low temperatures, which adds to the challenges of the venue.

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP TIMETABLE

Friday, 9. September

11:20 - 12:00                     Free Practice 1

12:05 - 12:45                     Free Practice 2

15:15 - 15:35                     Qualifying 1

18:30 - 18:50                     Qualifying 2

Saturday, 10. September

09:50 - 10:25                     Race 1

10:30 (est)                          Race 1 podium ceremony

10:45 (est)                          Race 1 press conference

17:10 - 17:45                     Race 2

17:50 (est)                          Race 2 podium ceremony

18:05 (est)                          Race 2 press conference

Sunday, 11. September

09:45 - 10:20                     Race 3

10:25 (est)                          Race 3 podium ceremony

10:40 (est)                          Race 3 press conference

OFFICIALS APPOINTED BY THE ASN

Stewards of the meeting                                                            Lars MYSLIWIETZ (DEU) 

Clerk of the Course                                                                      Norbert HEINZ (DEU)

Secretary of the meeting                                                            Matthias HEINZ (DEU)

Chief National Scrutineer                                                           Uwe SCHAMPER (DEU)

Chief National Medical Officer                                                  Dr. Hanns LANG (DEU)

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The current Championship classification (teams, drivers and rookies) can be found on the following webpage:

http://www.fiaf3europe.com/2016-championship/

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SESSION AND EVENT RESULTS

Shortly after the end of the sessions, results of the event can be found on the following webpage:

http://www.fiaf3europe.com/2016-results/