The German Grand Prix was first held in the year 1926 and has been a biennial motor race since then. The race has been held on two major circuits namely Nurburgring and Hockenheimring. The 2018 F1 German Grand Prix is scheduled to take place in the Hockenheimring circuit.
The German Rudolf Caracciola is the most successful driver with a record six wins at the German Grand Prix followed by another German, the legendary Michael Schumacher with four wins.
The most successful team or constructor is Ferrari with a staggering 22 wins and Mercedes have 10 wins to their credit.
The original Hockenheimring circuit was test track built by Mercedes-Benz, the first F1 Grand Prix was held here in 1970. The lap record was set by Kimi Raikkonen in his McLaren-Mercedes in 2004, 1:13.780.
Formula 1 returns to the German Grand Prix after a years gap. The last German GP took place in the 2006 where the German Nico Rosberg claimed pole position but the man who the race was his teammate Lewis Hamilton. The circuit length is 4.574km and this years race will comprise of 67 laps with a total distance of 306.458km.
There are 3 DRS Zones for the race in 2018
1. After Turn 1 and ends before Turn 2.
2. After Turn 4 and ends before Turn 6.
3. Start - Finish Straight