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Return to the Green Hell: F1 drives on the Nordschleife


Formula 1 is coming back to the Nordschleife! What many fans have been dreaming of for years is now becoming a reality. However, there will be no Grand Prix at the famous Nürburgring, instead show runs through the Green Hell will be held.

And now the first driver has been determined: Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo has confirmed his attendance and will drive a Formula 1 car on September 9, 2023 as part of the 12h Nürburgring, the season highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). pilot.

The 33-year-old has been driving in Formula 1 since 2011 and has won eight races there so far, seven for Red Bull and one for McLaren. The Australian has recently returned to Red Bull as a test driver, where he is also supposed to do demo events for the team.

On September 9th, he will celebrate the comeback of the premier class on the Nordschleife alongside other former Formula 1 drivers and complete show runs. The last time a Formula 1 car roared around the track was in 2013 when Michael Schumacher was in a Mercedes as part of the 24 hour race.

In 2007 his compatriot Nick Heidfeld drove a BMW-Sauber F1.06 around the track.

Nordschleife too dangerous for Formula 1

The first race on the Nürburgring was held in 1927, and from 1931 the notorious Nordschleife was the venue for the German Grand Prix, which was also held for the first time in 1951 as part of the Formula 1 World Championship.

With few exceptions, the German Formula 1 race took place on the Nordschleife every year until 1976. However, even before Niki Lauda’s serious accident that year, safety concerns had ensured that the Grand Prix should move to Hockenheim in the future.

In later years, Formula 1 only drove on the small Grand Prix circuit, most recently in 2020 when they stepped in during the Corona season and held the Eifel Grand Prix.

Tickets available now

Combo weekend tickets for the Red Bull Formula Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring are now available for 59 euros (children up to 14 years 29 euros), Saturday day tickets for 39 euros (children up to 14 years 29 euros).

This takes you to the event area in the Müllenbachschleife (Saturday only), to the open grandstands on the Grand Prix circuit, to the exclusive Brünnchen and Pflanzengarten spectator areas, as well as to the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid and the ring° motorsport adventure museum plant.

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