The Formula 1 return to the historic circuit of Nurburgring after seven years of absence. That is why the official YouTube account of the category shared a video where you can remember the most iconic moments on this track. Since it was raced in the extensive mode, with 20 kilometers of extension, until the last races, on the new track.
Starting with the victory of Sebastian Vettel in 2013, with the seasoning of it being his home Grand Prix and ending with the chaotic test of 2007, in which an unusual record was recorded for the category. The return of this track is fantastic news for the most nostalgic fans.
In 1965, Jim Clark set an impressive record for the time. The Briton made pole position, set the fastest lap, won the race, and led all the laps of the event. This is known as ‘Grand Chelem’. Clark set this record on eight separate occasions, a true talent on the track. In addition, he is the only driver to have the achievement of the ‘Triple Crown’, by winning the championship of the Formula 1, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 500 Miles from Indianapolis.
Another of the moments most remembered by fans was the accident suffered by Niki Lauda. The Austrian idol was scarred for life by the scars suffered that day on the old Nordschleife, which is a variant of Nurburgring. Lauda had been fighting the championship with James Hunt, but an accident and subsequent fire frustrated their chanes. The consequences of this incident reverberated for the rest of his life.
Finally, in 2007 there was a crazy race in Nurburgring. Markus Winkelhock he was a team test driver Spyker, who had to start the European GP that year. On that occasion, the car of Winkelhock He was the slowest on the grid. However with the distractions and the rain, the pilot took first position, in the first and only race of his life. The German holds the records for the highest percentage of laps led and for being the only one to lead in all the races in which he has competed.