List of Nordschleife lap times (racing)

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The Nürburgring Nordschleife is a motor racing circuit in Germany. Its over 20.8 km (12.9 mi) long old section dating from 1927, was truncated in 1982 as international championships had started to boycott the track after 1976. The adjacent modern Nürburgring Grand Prix track was opened in 1984. The two tracks can host events independently, or they can be combined, e. g. for the 24 Hours Nürburgring. As a result, lap times have been set in racing events on numerous Nordschleife track variants ranging from less than the shortest 20.832 km (12.9 mi) to the current maximum of nearly 26 km (16.2 mi).

An even longer approx. 28 km (17.4 mi) combined track that included the 7.7 km (4.8 mi) Südschleife was seldom used for major races since the 1930s. This shorter southern circuit was not modernized in the 1970s and was sacrificed for the 1980s construction of the modern track, as were the old pit facilities, the Südkehre (southern turn) and the straight behind the pits which were used in an original Nordschleife lap.

Grey: Nordschleife original 1967-1982 layout, 22835m
Black: modern GP track (layout since 2002, ca. 5km)

1927-1939 Original track[edit]

Almost half a century after setting the pre-war lap records, the Mercedes-Benz W154 is being demonstrated in 1986 by Hermann Lang

The track was inaugurated in 1927 with the Eifelrennen events for bikes and cars, taking place on the combined Nordschleife and Südschleife, with a length of 28.265 km. On the unfamiliar track, the best motorcyclists achieved an average race speed of about 90 km/h. The best driver was Rudolf Caracciola in the big Mercedes S, at an average of 96,5 km/h. In the three German Grand Prix that were contested there in the late 1920s, 18 laps resp. 508 km distance had to be covered. The cars of the time managed that in just under five hours, with an average of just over 110 km/h, with lap times not under 15 minutes. The Eifelrennen events soon moved to the much shorter Südschleife.

After the 1930 German GP (and again the 1933 round) had been cancelled due to the great depression, major racing resumed with the 1931 German Grand Prix which from now on took place only on the Nordschleife. Its track length of 22.810 km (14.173 mi) remained unchanged until 1966. The track surface was altered and improved, with the ditch inside the Karussell being altered to a concrete banking as drivers like Caracciola used to put their inside wheels in there for extra grip. Also, the Nürburgring in the Eifel mountains became notorious for frequent bad weather, and due to its length with lap times of 10 minutes, conditions could change significantly in the meantime. Probably due to this, it took four years between Nuvolari beating the 11 minutes barrier in 1932, and Rosemeyer breaking the 10 minutes in the 1936 GP after several pilots came close in practice.

The speeds rose from 115 to 140 km/h in 1937, at the peak of the unlimited capacity era with 600 hp Silver Arrows like the Mercedes-Benz W125. From 1938 on, rules limited the capacity to 3 litres supercharged, but 480 hp and better handling equalized the disadvantage. Smaller Voiturettes with 1500cc were favored by the Non-Germans, and Mercedes had already built their W165 which proved able to win in this class, too. The new rules were expected to take effect in 1941, but the war changed the rules even more drastically.

Date Time km/h Car Driver Event, Notes
19 July 1931 11:48,0 Bugatti T51 Achille Varzi 1931 German Grand Prix, fastest lap[1]
29 May 1932 11:42,8 116,81 Alfa Romeo Monza Rudolf Caracciola 1932 Eifelrennen, fastest lap [2][3] (wet race?)
17 July 1932 10:49,4 126,45 Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 Tazio Nuvolari 1932 German Grand Prix, fastest lap [4][5]
28 May 1933 113,4 Alfa Romeo Monza Tazio Nuvolari 1933 Eifelrennen, average wet race speed [6][7]
28 May 1934 122,5 Mercedes-Benz W25 Manfred von Brauchitsch 1934 Eifelrennen, average race speed [8] (wet race?)
15 July 1934 10:43,8 Auto Union Type A Hans Stuck 1934 German Grand Prix, fastest lap [9]
14 June 1935 10:45 Mercedes-Benz W25 Manfred von Brauchitsch 1935 Eifelrennen, quickest in practise day 1[10]
16 June 1935 11:03,4 Mercedes-Benz W25 Rudolf Caracciola 1935 Eifelrennen, fastest wet race lap[11][12]
28 July 1935 10:32,0 Mercedes-Benz W25 Manfred von Brauchitsch 1935 German Grand Prix, fastest lap, partially wet [13][14][15]
14 June 1936 11:25,0 119,88 Auto Union Type C Bernd Rosemeyer 1936 Eifelrennen, fastest lap in fog and rain [16]
25 July 1936 10:03 Mercedes-Benz W25K Rudolf Caracciola 1936 German Grand Prix, quickest in practise [17]
26 July 1936 9:56,3 137,71 Auto Union Type C Bernd Rosemeyer 1936 German Grand Prix, fastest lap [18][19]
12 June 1937 9:57 137,55 Auto Union Type C Bernd Rosemeyer 1937 Eifelrennen, pole [20][21]
13 June 1937 9:58,8 137,13 Auto Union Type C Bernd Rosemeyer 1937 Eifelrennen, fastest lap [22]
24 July 1937 9:46,2 140,08 Auto Union Type C Bernd Rosemeyer 1937 German Grand Prix, pole [23][24]
25 July 1937 9:53,4 138,4 Auto Union Type C Bernd Rosemeyer 1937 German Grand Prix, fastest lap [22]
23 July 1938 9:48,3 139,6 Mercedes-Benz W154 Manfred von Brauchitsch 1938 German Grand Prix, pole [25][26]
24 July 1938 10:09,1 134,82 Mercedes-Benz W154 Richard Seaman 1938 German Grand Prix, fastest lap [27]
20 May 1939 9:54 138,24 Mercedes-Benz W154 Hermann Lang 1939 Eifelrennen, pole [28][29]
21 May 1939 9:52,2 138,66 Mercedes-Benz W154 Hermann Lang 1939 Eifelrennen, fastest lap[28]
22 July 1939 9:43,1 140,8 Mercedes-Benz W154 Hermann Lang 1939 German Grand Prix, pole [30]
23 July 1939 10:24,2 131,6 Mercedes-Benz W154 Rudolf Caracciola 1939 German Grand Prix, fastest lap, wet race [31]
References
  1. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1931.html#deutsch
  2. ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp3207.htm#30
  3. ^ Fastest Lap: Rudolf Caracciola, 11m42.8 (116.810 km/h)
  4. ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp3211.htm#44
  5. ^ Fastest Lap: Tazio Nuvolari, 10m49.4 (126.45 km/h)
  6. ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp3306.htm#18
  7. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1933.html#eifel
  8. ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp342.htm#15
  9. ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp343.htm#21
  10. ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp352.htm#19
  11. ^ Fastest lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) 11m05s or Rudolf Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz) 11m03.4s?
  12. ^ Fastest Lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union Type B) 11:05, 123.48 km/h
  13. ^ Fastest lap: Manfred von Brauchitsch (Mercedes-Benz) in 10m32.0s =
  14. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1936/1936r.html#eifel
  15. ^ Fastest Lap: von Brauchitsch (Mercedes-Benz) 10:32.0
  16. ^ Fastest lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) on lap 6 in 11m25.0s
  17. ^ Practice times: Caracciola 10:03, von Brauchitsch 10:05, Rosemeyer 10:07 Lang 10:09
  18. ^ Fastest lap: Rosemeyer (Auto Union) 9:53.4 on lap 2
  19. ^ Fastest Lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union Type C) 9:56.3, (137.71 km/h) on lap 3
  20. ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp373.htm#22
  21. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1937/1937r.html#eifel
  22. ^ a b Fastest lap: Rosemeyer (Auto Union) 9:53.4 on lap 2
  23. ^ Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W125 9m55.1s, Lang Mercedes-Benz 9m52.2s, Rosemeyer Auto Union 9m46.2s
  24. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1937/1937r.html#d
  25. ^ Seaman 10m01.2s, Lang 9m54.1s, Brauchitsch 9m48.4s
  26. ^ Starting Grid: (3x2) 1 12 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W154 9:48.3, 139.59 km/h 2 14 Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz W154 9:54.1 3 16 Dick Seaman Mercedes-Benz W154 10:01.2
  27. ^ Fastest lap: Seaman (Mercedes Benz) 10:09.1
  28. ^ a b http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp393.htm#8
  29. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1939/1939r.html#eifel
  30. ^ Caracciola 9m56.0s, Brauchitsch 9m51.0s, Lang 9m43.1s
  31. ^ Fastest lap: Caracciola (Mercedes) 10:24.2 (10:24.0?)

1951-1966 Classic Green Hell[edit]

The war and subsequent ill-treatment had damaged the track and the facilities. After 20 years, the track was now lined with tall hedges and trees, and thus was later baptized Green Hell. Smaller races resumed in the late forties, but Germans and Germany remained excluded from major sports events until 1951. The pre-war voiturette rule set for supercharged 1500cc engines (or 4500cc normal) had basically been made the Formula One in the 1940s.

In 1951, major international racing returned to the Ring, but even though the Alfas had also about 400 hp, they failed to eclipse the pre-war records set by Lang, who raced again for Mercedes in 1952 and 1954. Two rule changes brought less powerful machinery, and the Le Mans disaster in 1955 led to the cancellation of many GPs in that year, including the German. By 1956, the old records were finally beaten. Single seater open wheel Grand Prix cars soon came close to 9 minutes and 150 km/h. Also, sports car events emerged in the 1950s, as did touring car racing in the 1960s. The Ring saw two more years without F1 races, as Berlin's AVUS had been chosen for 1959, and in 1960, the German Grand Prix was run on the Südschleife to F2 rules which would become F1 rules in 1961. After three years of progress, including a revival of the mid-engine layout pioneered by Auto Union, the 9 minutes barrier was easily beaten despite small 1500cc engines with less than 200 hp, similar to the power of cars three decades earlier.

Stirling Moss, Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, 1977
Date Time km/h Car Driver Event, Notes
28 July 1951 9:55,8 137,9 Ferrari 375 Alberto Ascari 1951 German Grand Prix, pole[1]
29 July 1951 9:55,8 137,9 Alfa Romeo 158/159 Alfetta Juan Manuel Fangio 1951 German Grand Prix, fastest lap [2]
3 August 1952 10:26,3 131,5 Mercedes-Benz W194 Spyder Hermann Lang 1952 German Grand Prix sport car race, fastest lap[3]
3 August 1952 10:05,1 135,7 Ferrari 500 Alberto Ascari 1952 German Grand Prix (Formula 2 cars), fastest lap
2 August 1953 9:56,0 137,8 Ferrari 500 Alberto Ascari 1953 German Grand Prix (Formula 2 cars), fastest lap
30 August 1953 10:23 131,75 Lancia D24 Robert Manzon 1953 1000 km Nürburgring, pole & fastest lap [4]
21 July 1954 9:50,1 Mercedes-Benz W196 Juan Manuel Fangio 1954 German Grand Prix, pole[5]
1 August 1954 9:55,1 138,9 Mercedes-Benz W196 Karl Kling 1954 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
28 May 1955 10:00,1 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Juan Manuel Fangio 1955 Eifelrennen pole [6]
29 May 1955 10:10,8 134,8 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Stirling Moss 1955 Eifelrennen, fastest lap
27 May 1956 10:05,3 135,662 Ferrari 860 Monza Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [7]
5 August 1956 9:41,6 141,2 Ferrari D50 Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
4 August 1957 9:17,4 147,3 Maserati 250F Juan Manuel Fangio 1957 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
3 August 1958 9:09,2 149,5 Vanwall Stirling Moss 1958 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
6 June 1959 9:37,4 Ferrari 250 TR 59 Tony Brooks/Jean Behra 1959 1000 km Nürburgring, pole[8]
6 June 1959 9:40,5 Porsche 718 RSK 1.6 Wolfgang von Trips 1959 1000 km Nürburgring, 2nd in qualifying[8][9]
7 June 1959 9:32 143,559 Aston Martin DBR1 Stirling Moss 1959 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [10]
21 May 1960 9:43,6 Porsche 718 RS 60 Jo Bonnier/Olivier Gendebien 1960 1000 km Nürburgring, pole[11]
22 May 1960 9:37 142,315 Maserati Tipo 61 Stirling Moss 1960 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [11]
27 May 1961 9:33,7 Ferrari Dino 246SP Wolfgang von Trips 1961 1000 km Nürburgring, pole[12][13]
28 May 1961 9:15,8 147,744 Ferrari Dino 246SP Phil Hill 1961 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [14]
5 August 1961 8:55,2 Ferrari 156 Phil Hill 1961 German Grand Prix, pole[15][16]
6 August 1961 8:57,8 Ferrari 156 Phil Hill 1961 German Grand Prix, fastest lap[15][17][18]
4 August 1962 8:47,2 Porsche 804 Dan Gurney 1962 German Grand Prix, pole[19]
5 August 1962 10:12,2 134,1 BRM P57 Graham Hill 1962 German Grand Prix, fastest lap, wet race
4 August 1963 8:47,0 155,8 Ferrari 156 John Surtees 1963 German Grand Prix, fastest lap[20]
2 August 1964 8:39,0 158,2 Ferrari 158 John Surtees 1964 German Grand Prix, fastest lap[21]
1 August 1965 8:24,1 162,9 Lotus 33-Climax 1.5[22] Jim Clark 1965 German Grand Prix, fastest lap[23]
5 June 1966 8:37 158,8 Ferrari 330 P3 John Surtees 1966 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [24]
6 August 1966 8:16,5 Lotus 33-Climax 2.0[25] Jim Clark 1966 German Grand Prix pole[26]
7 August 1966 8:49,0 155,2 Cooper T81 Maserati John Surtees 1966 German Grand Prix fastest lap, wet race[27]
References
  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070112120642/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1951/germany.html
  2. ^ nuerburgring.de: The fastest Formula One laps at the Nürburgring
  3. ^ http://wsrp.ic.cz/german1952.html#7
  4. ^ http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/wsc1953.html#5
  5. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070113064813/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1954/germany.html
  6. ^ http://wsrp.ic.cz/gerscc1955.html#2
  7. ^ http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/wsc1956.html#4
  8. ^ a b http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/wsc1959.html#3
  9. ^ After qualifying the 1600cc car 2nd, Trips raced the 1500cc car, and in lap 13 suffered a broken rim. He changes the wheel at Galgenkopf - Födisch, R.Louis: Graf Berghe von Trips, eine deutsche Rennfahrerkarriere, Heel-Verlag, 1996,ISBN 3-89365-548-4, S. 58
  10. ^ Fastest lap: Stirling Moss No. 1 Aston Martin DBR1/300 9:32 143,559 km/h
  11. ^ a b http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/wsc1960.html#4
  12. ^ http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/wsc1961.html#3
  13. ^ Hill puts car #4 of Ginther/Gendebien on pole, but races in #3 with Hill until that car fails in lap 25. Trips is then put on the other car, too. - Födisch, R.Louis: Graf Berghe von Trips, eine deutsche Rennfahrerkarriere, Heel-Verlag, 1996,ISBN 3-89365-548-4, S. 93
  14. ^ Fastest lap: Phil Hill No. 3 Ferrari Dino 246 SP 9:15,8 147,744 km/h
  15. ^ a b http://web.archive.org/web/20070116084720/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1961/germany.html
  16. ^ Trips car fails in Friday practice, does not want to use Hill's, is too tall for Ginther's, and Mairesse has problems, too. In extra free session on Saturday morning, Trips does a sub-9min lap, but in the afternoon, more trouble means 9:05,2 and 5th on grid. - Födisch, R.Louis: Graf Berghe von Trips, eine deutsche Rennfahrerkarriere, Heel-Verlag, 1996,ISBN 3-89365-548-4, S. 101-103
  17. ^ Trips first in race under 9min
  18. ^ Trips has a bad start behind Brabham, catches up, sets new record at 9:08,1 in lap 6, 9:04,3 150,8km/h in lap 7, then Moss 9:02,8, Trips 9:01,1 in lap 9 and 8:59,9 in lap 10 while 2nd, but Hill is 3rd and does 8:57,8 in same lap before falling back. Trips does not try to catch Moss, protects his lead over Hill. Track gets wet. - Födisch, R.Louis: Graf Berghe von Trips, eine deutsche Rennfahrerkarriere, Heel-Verlag, 1996,ISBN 3-89365-548-4, S. 101-108
  19. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070113091456/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1962/germany.html
  20. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070113064838/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1963/germany.html
  21. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070112171312/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1964/germany.html
  22. ^ http://www.f1db.com/f1/page/en10105
  23. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070115153549/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1965/germany.html
  24. ^ Fastest lap: John Surtees No. 1 Ferrari 330 P3 Spyder 8:37 158,832 km/h (lap 2)
  25. ^ http://www.f1db.com/f1/page/en10110
  26. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070107085140/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1966/germany.html
  27. ^ http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr147.html

1967-1970 Chicane added[edit]

The Hohenrain chicane (and 25 meters extra, now 22.835 km (14.189 mi)) was added in early 1967 to lower entrance speed to the Start/Finish straight and the pitlane. Lap times were affected only initially, as technical progress, especially aerodynamic aids, made the cars significantly faster in the years to follow.

Mike Spence 1967 in the Chaparral 2F
during practice at the Nürburgring
Date Time km/h Car Driver Notes
27 May 1967 8:56,8 Porsche 910 Udo Schütz/Joe Buzzetta 1967 1000 km Nürburgring, pole [1]
28 May 1967 8:42,1 157,5 Chaparral 2F Phil Hill 1967 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [2]
5 August 1967 8:14,0 Matra MS5 - Cosworth FVA Jacky Ickx 1967 German Grand Prix, F2 pole[3]
5 August 1967 8:04,1 Lotus 49-Ford Jim Clark 1967 German Grand Prix, pole
6 August 1967 8:21,8 Matra MS5 - Cosworth FVA Jacky Ickx 1967 German Grand Prix, F2 fastest lap
6 August 1967 8:15,1 166,0 Eagle-Weslake Dan Gurney 1967 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
18 May 1968 8:32,8 Porsche 907 2.2 Hans Herrmann/Rolf Stommelen 1968 1000 km Nürburgring, pole[4]
19 May 1968 8:33 160,3 Porsche 908 Jo Siffert 1968 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap[5]
July 1968 7:57,8 Ferrari 312 Chris Amon 1968 F1 Scuderia Ferrari Firestone[6] tyre testing session [7]
4 August 1968 9:36,0 142,7 Matra-Ford Jackie Stewart 1968 German Grand Prix, fastest lap, in a wet race
27 April 1969 8:05,3 169,395 Matra MS7 - Cosworth FVA Jackie Stewart 1969 Eifelrennen F2, fastest lap [8][9][10]
31 May 1969 8:00,2 Porsche 908/02 Jo Siffert/Brian Redman 1969 1000 km Nürburgring, pole[11]
1 June 1969 8:03,3 170,093 Ferrari 312P Chris Amon 1969 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap[12]
2 August 1969 8:11,1 Matra MS7 - Cosworth FVA Johnny Servoz-Gavin 1969 German Grand Prix Formula 2, pole[13]
2 August 1969 7:42,1 177,9 Brabham BT26A-Ford Jacky Ickx 1969 German Grand Prix, pole[14][15]
3 August 1969 8:12,4 166,95 Matra MS7 - Cosworth FVA Johnny Servoz-Gavin 1969 German Grand Prix Formula 2, fastest lap
3 August 1969 7:43,8 177,2 Brabham BT26A-Ford Jacky Ickx 1969 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
19 April 1970 9:04,8 McNamara-Ford Helmut Marko 1970 Formula 3 ADAC 300 km Goodyear Pokal[16]
30 May 1970 7:43,3 177,4 Porsche 908/03 Jo Siffert/Brian Redman 1970 1000 km Nürburgring, pole[17]
31 May 1970 7:50,4 174,8 Porsche 908/03 Pedro Rodríguez 1970 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap[18]
2 August 1970 8:14,5 166,096 Brabham BT30 - Cosworth FVA Derek Bell 1970 Formula 2 Preis von Deutschland[19]

Due to safety concerns, F1 drivers on short notice forced a move of the 1970 German Grand Prix to the Hockenheimring. To meet drivers demands, construction works at the Nürburgring started in fall of 1970. Despite the official track length remaining the same, this altered the character of the track and its surroundings significantly.

References
  1. ^ Udo Schütz (D) Joe Buzzetta (USA) Porsche 910 007 S-ZL 123 Porsche System Engineering 44 6:54:12,900 1. P2.0 7. 8:56,800
  2. ^ Fastest lap: Phil Hill No. 4 Chaparral 2F Chevrolet 8:42,1 (lap 157)
  3. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F267No25.htm
  4. ^ 2. 3 Hans Herrmann (D) Rolf Stommelen (D) DNS - Jo Siffert (CH) Porsche 907 2.2 032 Porsche System Engineering 44 6:37:07,800 2. P3.0 1. 8:32,800
  5. ^ Winner's average speed: 152,965 km/h Fastest lap: Jo Siffert No. 2 Porsche 908 8:33 160,246 km/h
  6. ^ http://www.chicanef1.com/indiv.pl?name=Firestone&type=S
  7. ^ Ferrari-Testfahrten Juli 1968: Erstmals unter 8-Minuten - Im Juli 1968 hatte Ferrari die Nordschleife für Reifentests gemietet. Ferrari-Werksfahrer Chris Amon erzielte seine beste Rundenzeit in 7:57,8 Minuten. Der offizielle Rundenrekord wurde 1967 von Dan Gurney in 8:15,1 Minuten aufgestellt. - http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/nordschleife19651974.htm
  8. ^ Eifelrennen 27 April 1969 Nurburgring Jackie Stewart, Jo Siffert, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Hubert Hahne, Derek Bell, Johnny Servoz-Gavin Pole Position Siffert 9m 03.8s Fastest Lap Stewart 8m 05.3s
  9. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F269_4.htm
  10. ^ Geschichte des Eifelrennens
  11. ^ 1. 1T Jo Siffert (CH) Brian Redman (GB) Porsche 908/02 006 Porsche System Engineering 44 6:11:02,300 1. P3.0 1. 8:00,200
  12. ^ Fastest lap: Chris Amon No. 7 Ferrari 312 P 8:3,3 170,093 km/h (lap 28)
  13. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F269_16.htm
  14. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070109041223/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1969/germany.html
  15. ^ http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/images/gpdeutschland1969/1969_mr_gpdeutschland029.jpg
  16. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F370_E4.htm
  17. ^ Jo Siffert (CH) Brian Redman (GB) Porsche 908/03 010 J. W. Automotive Engineering 22 Oil pressure P3.0 1. 7:43,300
  18. ^ Fastest lap: Pedro Rodriguez No. 21 Porsche 908/03 7:50,4 174,758 km/h
  19. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F270_14.htm

1971-1982 Rebuilt Nordschleife[edit]

By early 1971, the Nordschleife track had been resurfaced, several bumps and jumps (e. g. Brünnchen) had been removed, and the hedges had been replaced by armco guardrails. As a result, the track became even faster, with sportscars setting new track records before F1 returned. The Südschleife was not updated and abandoned after 1971. Formula One held its last GP on the Nordschleife in 1976, the last Motorcycle GP there was in 1980. Due to aerodynamic advance, Formula 2 in 1982 almost equalled the record set by F1 in 1975, and even Turbo-powered touring cars came very close.

Derek Bell demonstrating the Ferrari 312B3 "Spazzaneve" test car at the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The odd 6-Wheel Tyrrell P34 set fastest lap in 1976. Here, Jody Scheckter tackles the 270° Südkehre turn on Saturday
Zakspeed Capri of Klaus Ludwig
Date Time km/h Make Model Class Driver Event, Notes, Source
1971 05 02 7:57,1 172,3 March 712M F2 Ronnie Peterson 1971 Eifelrennen Formula 2 fastest lap [1][2][3]
1971 05 29 7:36,1 180,2 Ferrari 312PB Gr. 5 SC Jacky Ickx/Clay Regazzoni 1971 1000 km Nürburgring, pole-position[4]
1971 05 30 7:40,8 178,4 Ferrari 312PB Gr. 5 SC Jacky Ickx 1971 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [5][6]
1971 06 25 9:26,2 145,2 BMW 2002 Alpina Gr. 2 Hans-Joachim Stuck/Gunther Huber 1971 24 Hours Nürburgring, pole-position [7]
1971 07 31 7:19,0 187,3 Tyrrell Ford F1 Jackie Stewart 1971 German Grand Prix, pole-position [8][9]
1971 08 01 7:20,1 186,8 Tyrrell Ford F1 François Cevert 1971 German Grand Prix, fastest lap [10]
1972 04 03 7:36,0 180,3 Porsche 917/10 Gr. 7 CanAm Willy Kauhsen 1972 Interserie 300 km Goodyear-Pokal pole-position [11]
1972 04 30 7:51,6 174,3 Brabham BT38 - Ford BDA F2 Derek Bell 1972 Eifelrennen Formula 2 fastest lap [12]
1972 04 30 8:59,7 152,3 Ford Capri RS 2600 Gr. 2 Hans-Joachim Stuck 1972 Eifelrennen DRM Div. I pole-position [13]
1972 05 27 7:56,1 172,7 Ferrari 312PB Gr. 5 SC Ronnie Peterson/Tim Schenken 1972 1000 km Nürburgring, pole-position [14]
1972 05 28 7:42,2 177,9 Alfa Romeo T33 TT/3 Gr. 5 SC Rolf Stommelen 1972 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [15]
1972 06 22 9:07,0 150,3 BMW 2800 CS Alpina Gr. 2 Helmut Kelleners/Gerold Pankl 1972 24 Hours Nürburgring, pole-position [16]
1972 07 29 8:56,5 153,2 Porsche 911S Kremer Gr. 4 John Fitzpatrick 1972 German GP ECGT Nürburgring Trophäe, fastest lap[17]
1972 07 29 7:07,0 192,5 Ferrari 312B2 F1 Jacky Ickx 1972 German Grand Prix, pole-position [18]
1972 07 30 7:13,6 189,6 Ferrari 312B2 F1 Jacky Ickx 1972 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
1972 09 23 7:23,8 185,2 Porsche 917/10 TC Gr. 7 CanAm Willy Kauhsen 1972 Interserie AvD-Preis pole-position [11]
1973 05 26 7:12,8 189,9 Ferrari 312PB Gr. 5 SC François Cevert/Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1973 1000 km Nürburgring, pole-position[14]
1973 05 26 8:20,6 164,2 Porsche Carrera RSR Proto Gr. 5 GT Gijs van Lennep/Herbert Müller 1973 1000 km Nürburgring, in practice [14][19]
1973 05 27 7:20,3 186,7 Matra-Simca MS670B Gr. 5 SC François Cevert 1973 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [20]
1973 06 22 8:39,6 158,2 BMW 3.0 CSL Alpina Gr. 2 Niki Lauda/Hans-Peter Joisten 1973 24 Hours Nürburgring, fastest lap [21]
1973 08 04 7:07,8 192,2 Tyrrell Ford F1 Jackie Stewart 1973 German Grand Prix, pole-position [22]
1973 08 05 7:11,4 190,6 Surtees Ford F1 Carlos Pace 1973 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
1974 05 16 6:58,2 196,6 Ferrari 312B3 F1 Niki Lauda 1974 Formula One season Ferrari test sessions[23][24][25][26]
1974 05 18 7:10,8 190,8 Matra-Simca MS670C Gr. 6 Gérard Larrousse/Henri Pescarolo 1974 1000 km Nürburgring, pole [27]
1974 05 18 7:56,5 172,5 Porsche Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 Gr. 5 GT Herbert Müller/Gijs van Lennep 1974 1000 km Nürburgring, in practice [28][29]
1974 05 19 7:15,9 188,6 Matra-Simca MS670C Gr. 6 Jean-Pierre Jarier 1974 1000 km Nürburgring, fastest lap [30]
1974 08 03 7:00,8 195,4 Ferrari 312B3 F1 Niki Lauda 1974 German Grand Prix, pole-position [31][32]
1974 08 04 7:11,1 190,7 Tyrrell Ford F1 Jody Scheckter 1974 German Grand Prix, fastest lap
1975 08 02 6:58,6 196,4 Ferrari 312T F1 Niki Lauda 1975 German Grand Prix, pole-position [33][34]
1975 08 03 7:06,4 192,8 Ferrari 312T F1 Clay Regazzoni 1975 German Grand Prix, fastest lap, lap record [35][36]
1976 07 30 7:06,5 192,7 McLaren M23-Ford F1 James Hunt 1976 German Grand Prix, pole-position [37][38]
1976 08 01 7:10,8 190,8 Tyrrell P34-Ford F1 Jody Scheckter 1976 German Grand Prix, fastest lap [39]
1979 04 29 7:31,7 182 Porsche 935 K3 Gr. 5 Klaus Ludwig 1979 Eifelrennen DRM pole-position Div. I [40]
1979 04 29 7:44,4 177 Ford Capri Zakspeed Turbo Gr. 5 Hans Heyer 1979 Eifelrennen DRM pole-position Div. II [40]
1979 04 29 7:37,3 179,8 Porsche 935 K3 Gr. 5 Klaus Ludwig 1979 Eifelrennen DRM fastest race lap Div. I (179,760 km/h) [40]
1979 04 29 7:46,3 176,3 Ford Capri Zakspeed Turbo Gr. 5 Hans Heyer 1979 Eifelrennen DRM fastest race lap Div. II (176,290 km/h) [40]
1980 03 30 7:30,52 182,5 Ford Capri Zakspeed Turbo Gr. 5 Klaus Ludwig 1980 Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft pole-position [41]
1980 03 30 7:56,21 172,6 Zakspeed Capri Turbo Gr. 5 Harald Ertl 1980 Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft race (172,630 km/h) [41]
1980 03 30 7:45,44 176,6 BMW 320 Turbo Gr. 5 Hans-Joachim Stuck 1980 Eifelrennen DRM race fastest Category II car [41]
1980 04 27 7:23,65 185,3 March 802 - BMW F2 Mike Thackwell 1980 Eifelrennen Formula 2 fastest lap [42][43][44]
1981 04 25 7:10,25 191,1 March 812 - BMW/Rosche F2 Corrado Fabi 1981 Eifelrennen Formula 2 pole[42][45]
1981 04 26 7:10,33 191 March 812 - BMW/Rosche F2 Thierry Boutsen 1981 Eifelrennen Formula 2 fastest lap[42][46][45] and race win
1981 05 24 7:27,02 183,9 Porsche 936/80 Turbo Gr. 6 Jochen Mass 1981 Interserie 1000 km-Rennen, Nürburgring pole-position [47]
1982 04 25 7:06,51 192,7 Maurer MM82-BMW F2 Stefan Bellof 1982 Eifelrennen Formula 2 fastest lap,[42][48] F2 record
1982 07 04 7:08,59 191,8 Ford Capri Zakspeed Turbo 1.7 Gr. 5 Div. I Klaus Niedzwiedz 1982 Interserie GP der Tourenwagen pole-position [42][49]
1982 07 11 9:02,00 151,7 Jaguar XJ-S Gr. A Tom Walkinshaw 1982 6h GP der Tourenwagen ETCC pole-position [50]
1982 07 11 9:02,36 151,6 Jaguar XJ-S Gr. A Tom Walkinshaw 1982 6h GP der Tourenwagen ETCC fastest lap [50]
1982 10 9:17,58 147,4 Ford Capri 3.0 Gr. A Keke Rosberg/Ari Vatanen/Dieter Schäfer 1982 24 Hours Nürburgring fastest lap [51]

As Grand Prix racing had not returned to the Ring after 1976 (F1) and 1980 (motorcycles), it was decided to build a new track. In late 1982, after the 24h race, the start/finish loop with the pit facilities section was destroyed, putting an end to the classic 22,8 km layout.

References
  1. ^ http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/rennbericht21971.htm
  2. ^ Eifelrennen 2 May Nurburgring Francois Cevert, Emerson Fittipaldi, Carlos Reutemann, Peter Westbury, Graham Hill, Niki Lauda Pole Position Derek Bell 7m 59.7s Fastest Lap Ronnie Peterson 7m 57.1s - http://www.motorracing-archive.com/Motor-Racing/Events/European-F2-1967-75
  3. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F271_7.htm
  4. ^ 15 Jacky Ickx (B) Clay Regazzoni (CH) Ferrari 312 PB 0878 S.p.A. Ferrari SEFAC 21 Overheating P3.0 1. 7:36,100
  5. ^ Fastest lap: Jacky Ickx No. 15 Ferrari 312 PB 7:40,8 178,398 km/h
  6. ^ http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/images/Nordschleife/1971_1000km_ergebnis.jpg
  7. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1971%20Nurburgring%2024hrs.html
  8. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070116234130/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1971/germany.html
  9. ^ http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/images/Nordschleife/1971_gp7.jpg
  10. ^ http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/images/Nordschleife/1971_gp12.jpg
  11. ^ a b http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/interserie1972.html#1
  12. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F272_5.htm
  13. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1972%20Nurburgring%20Eifel.html
  14. ^ a b c http://wsrp.ic.cz/wsc1971.html#8
  15. ^ Fastest lap: Rolf Stommelen No. 4 Alfa Romeo T33/TT/3 7:42,2 177,858 km/h
  16. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1972%20Nurburgring%2024hrs.html
  17. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1972%20Nurburgring%20Trophae.html
  18. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070715204309/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1972/germany.html
  19. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1973%20Nurburgring%201000%20km.html
  20. ^ Fastest lap: François Cevert No. 4 Matra-Simca MS670B 7:20,3 186,705 km/h
  21. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1973%20Nurburgring%2024hrs.html
  22. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070715230354/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1973/germany.html
  23. ^ 1974 Nordschleife erstmals unter 7:00 Minuten 13. - 16. Mai 1974: Der Ferrari-Rennstall hatte die Nordschleife in der Woche vor dem 1000-Kilometer-Rennen gemietet. Niki Lauda und Clay Regazzoni unternahmen Test- und Abstimmungsfahrten mit dem Ferrari 312B3. Als erster Fahrer überhaupt blieb Niki Lauda unter der Nordschleifen-Schallmauer von 7:00 Minuten. Die Stoppuhren blieben bei 6:58,2 Minuten stehen. Die schnellste, gemessene Zeit für Clay Regazzoni war 7:01,0 Minuten. Niki Lauda analysierte die Runde nachher als (Zitat) "eine gute Runde mit maximal zwei kleinen Fehlern, die aber nur ein bis zwei Zehntel gekostet haben". Bei den Testfahrten fuhr Niki Lauda erstmalig mit einem Ferrari-Formel-1-Wagen auf der Nordschleife. - http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/anekdoten19651974.htm
  24. ^ http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/156/Ferrari-312-B3-74.html
  25. ^ http://www.ddavid.com/formula1/lauda_bio.htm
  26. ^ http://www.formula1.com/results/driver/1974/221.html
  27. ^ 5. 2 Gérard Larrousse (F) Henri Pescarolo (F) Matra-Simca MS670C B-01 Equipe Gitanes 31 5. S3.0 1. 7:10,800
  28. ^ http://wsrp.ic.cz/wsc1974.html#3
  29. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1974%20Nurburgring%201000%20km.html
  30. ^ Fastest lap: Jean-Pierre Jarier No. 1 Matra-Simca MS670C 7:15,9 188,589 km/h
  31. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 44. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  32. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070716015414/www.motorsport-stats.com/f1/history/1974/germany.html
  33. ^ Lauda had set 7:00.6 the day before, and with 6:58.6 broke the magic barrier of 7 minutes. Carlos Pace was 1,4 sec slower with his Brabham, qualifying second. (translated from German) p.102, Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Robert Ostrovsky: Grüne Hölle Nürburgring, 1995, ISBN 3-922300-53-7
  34. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 91. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  35. ^ Regazzoni, starting from third row (with 7:01,6), in lap 7, while on position 2, set a new lap record with (192.79 km/h) 7:06.4. This record will stand forever. (translated from German) p.102, Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Robert Ostrovsky: Grüne Hölle Nürburgring, 1995, ISBN 3-922300-53-7
  36. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 93. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  37. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 135. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  38. ^ Starting grid mainly determined on Friday, due to wet weather on Saturday: Hunt 7:06.5 Lauda 7:07.4 - Günther Effelsberger: Niki Lauda, ein Leben für die Formel 1', Heyne Nr. 5427, 1978, ISBN 3-453-00826'
  39. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 138. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  40. ^ a b c d World Sports Racing Prototypes - DRM 1979
  41. ^ a b c World Sports Racing Prototypes - DRM 1980
  42. ^ a b c d e 20832.com - Nürburgring & Nordschleife Fanprojekt [rekorde]
  43. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F280_5.htm
  44. ^ Eifelrennen 30 April 1978 Nurburgring Alex Ribeiro, Keke Rosberg, Eddie Cheever, Marc Surer, Brian Henton, Ingo Hoffman Pole Position Giacomelli 7m 11.5 Fastest Lap Rosberg 7m 17.3 - Eifelrennen 29 April 1979 Nurburgring Marc Surer, Brian Henton, Manfred Winkelhock, Siegfried Stohr, Huub Rothengatter, Rad Dougall Pole Position Rosberg 7m 06.9 Fastest Lap Winkelhock 7m 29.1 - Eifelrennen 27 April Nurburgring: Teo Fabi, Brian Henton, Derek Warwick, Siegfried Stohr, Jochen Dauer, Huub Rothengatter, Pole Position Dallest 8m 56.56, Fastest Lap Thackwell 7m 23.65 - http://www.motorracing-archive.com/Motor-Racing/Events/European-F2-1976-1980
  45. ^ a b Eifelrennen 26 April 1981 Nurburgring: Thierry Boutsen, Eje Elgh, Corrado Fabi, Stefan Johansson, Geoff Lees, Kenneth Acheson, Pole Position C Fabi 7m 10.25, Fastest Lap Boutsen 7m 10.33 - http://www.motorracing-archive.com/Motor-Racing/Events/European-Formula-2-1981---1984
  46. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F281_5.htm
  47. ^ http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/interserie1981.html#2
  48. ^ Eifelrennen 25 April 1982 Nurburgring: Thierry Boutsen, Corrado Fabi, Johnny Cecotto, Kenneth Acheson, Stefan Bellof, Stefan Johansson, Pole Position Tassin 8m 21.02, Fastest Lap Bellof 7m 06.51 - http://www.motorracing-archive.com/Motor-Racing/Events/European-Formula-2-1981---1984
  49. ^ http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/interserie1982.html#3
  50. ^ a b http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1982%20Nurburgring.html
  51. ^ Der finnische Formel1-Weltmeister Keke Rosberg tritt zusammen mit Rallye-Ass Ari Vatanen und Dieter Schäfer (Heimerzheim) in einem Ford Capri 3,0 an. Keke Rosberg ist so beeindruckt von der Grünen Hölle, das seine Teamkollegen nachts fahren müssen. Das Trio erzielt trotzdem oder gerade deswegen die schnellste Rundenzeit mit 9:17,58. - http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/anekdoten19751984.htm

1983 (and later) Nordschleife only[edit]

The Ring in 2008 during a VLN race on the 24,4km variant. In the foreground the bypass at T13 grandstand

With the old start/finish loop and pit facilities having been destroyed, a short bypass with improvised pit facilities was added to allow racing in 1983 while the new track was under construction, to be ready in 1984. Thus, this stop-gap 20.832 km (12.944 mi) Nordschleife-only variant was used by International motorsport sanctioning bodies only in 1983. While Formula 2, World Sportscars and the ETCC competed here, allowing comparison to 1982, DRM and Interserie remained absent, with the DRM having by now switched to Group C sportscars. The 24h race was not held either, as the pits could not accommodate over 100 cars for 24 hours.

Since, this version is used by national events even while other events take place on the adjacent Grand Prix track. The Time Trial Challenge CHC / RCN / BMW-DEC is done on half a dozen Saturday afternoons, with race cars over 15 laps in total, of which 9 are flat out, and the others have to be done within a given time frame, as warm up lap, pit stop laps, and cool down lap. The GLP Regularity Test on Saturday morning is no racing series, with road legal cars having to cover 12 laps in a constant lap time of their choice, between 10 and 15 minutes. Top ten finishers achieve less than 1/10 second difference per lap.

Christian Danner's 1982 March 822 BMW, Techno-Classica 2007
Porsche 956 - Overall Record Holder on the 20832m variant
Date Time km/h Make Model Class Driver Event, Source, Notes
1983 04 22 6:31,88 191,4 March 832-BMW F2 Christian Danner F2 Eifelrennen fastest in first training session[1]
1983 04 23 6:26,19 194,2 March 832-BMW F2 Christian Danner F2 Eifelrennen pole position [2][3]
1983 04 24 6:28,03 193,3 March 832-BMW F2 Christian Danner F2 Eifelrennen fastest lap[4]
1983 05 28 7:19,67 170,6 Anson SA4-Toyota F3 Franz Konrad Formula 3 lap record[5][6]
1983 05 28 6:11,13 202,1 Porsche 956-007 #2 Gr. C Stefan Bellof 1000 km Nürburgring pole position, fastest lap ever [7]
1983 05 28 6:16,85 199,0 Porsche 956-005 #1 Gr. C Jochen Mass 1000 km Nürburgring 2nd in qualifying, race winner with Jacky Ickx
1983 05 29 6:25,91 194,3 Porsche 956-007 #2 Gr. C Stefan Bellof 1000 km Nürburgring official lap record, then crashed (team mate: Derek Bell)
1983 05 29 7:24,29 168,8 BMW M1 Gr. B Harald Grohs 1000 km Nürburgring Group B lap record[8]
1983 05 29 7:26,88 167,8 Alba AR2 Giannini Gr. CJ Carlo Facetti/Martino Finotto 1000 km Nürburgring Group CJ lap record [8]
1983 7:39,31 163,3 Van Diemen-Ford FF Mauricio Gugelmin Formula Ford lap record[5]
1983 07 10 7:56,00 157,5 Jaguar XJ-S Gr. A Tom Walkinshaw ETCC 6h GP der Tourenwagen pole position [9]
1983 07 10 8:02,44 155,4 Jaguar XJ-S Gr. A Tom Walkinshaw ETCC 6h GP der Tourenwagen fastest lap [10]
1984 8:07 153,9 Rover Vitesse Gr. A/DTM Armin Hahne DTM touring car race lap record [8]
1998 7:54 158,2 Opel Kadett C 2.5 16V Gr. H Stefan Moses Castrol-Haugg-Cup first touring car race lap under 8 minutes[8]
1998 8:15 151,5 BMW M3 3.2 Gr. F Klaus Bügler Group F (improved touring cars) race lap record as of 1999 [8]
1998 8:29,82 147,1 Porsche 944 Turbo Gr. G Karl-Heinz Wlazik Group G (standard touring cars) race lap record as of 1999 [8]
1998 8:17 150,9 Porsche Carrera Gr. N/GT Paul Hulverscheid Group N/GT standard sports car race lap record as of 1999 [8]
2000 06 22 7:23 169,3 Porsche 996 GT3-R Gr. A/GT Uwe Alzen/Michael Bartels Castrol-Haugg-Cup before ADAC 24h-Rennen
2000 06 22 7:47 160,6 Opel Astra Kit Car Gr. A Volker Strycek Castrol-Haugg-Cup before ADAC 24h-Rennen
2003 05 29 7:04 176,9 Porsche 996 Turbo Gr. A/GT Uwe Alzen Castrol-Haugg-Cup [11][12] before ADAC 24h-Rennen[13][14]
2008 09 20 7:00 178,6 Porsche 997 Turbo Gr. A/GT SP8 Jürgen Alzen BMW Driving Experience Challenge „Rhein-Ruhr“[15]
2008 10 04 7:07 175,6 Porsche 997 GT3 Gr. A/GT SP7 Sabine Schmitz BMW Driving Experience Challenge „Nordeifelpokal“,[16] quickest non-turbo lap
2009 09 05 6:58 179,4 Porsche 997 Turbo Gr. A/GT SP8 Jürgen Alzen BMW Driving Experience Challenge „Rhein-Ruhr“,[17] first lap under 7 min
2010 08 28 7:04 176,8 Corvette C6 SP RS7/RS8 Stefan Kissling ADAC Rundstreckenchallenge "Döttinger Höhe",[18] quickest non-turbo lap
2011 05 07 7:29 167,0 Opel Astra OPC Turbo RS 3 A Michael Funke Rundstrecken Challenge Nürburgring, first 2000cc turbo under 7:30[19]
2011 05 07 7:49 159,9 BMW M3 E46 V 6 Steve Jans Rundstrecken Challenge Nürburgring, record for VLN-Serienwagen [20][21]
References
  1. ^ 23. April. Christian Danner (München) fuhr beim ersten Training zum Eifelrennen auf dem Nürburgring mit einem March-BMW die schnellste Zeit. Der Formel-2-Fahrer erzielte auf der wegen Bauarbeiten auf 20,8 Kilometer verkürzten Strecke 6:31,88 Minuten und erzielte dabei eine Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit von 191,4 km/st. - http://www.abendblatt.de/extra/service/944949.html?url=/ha/1983/xml/19830423xml/habxml830406_2608.xml
  2. ^ http://www.formula2.net/F283_6.htm
  3. ^ Eifelrennen 24 April 1983 Nurburgring: Beppe Gabbiani, Alessandro Nannini, Christian Danner, Jonathan Palmer, Alain Ferte, Thierry Tassin, Pole Position Danner 6m 26.19, Fastest Lap Danner 6m 28.03 - http://www.motorracing-archive.com/Motor-Racing/Events/European-Formula-2-1981---1984
  4. ^ Eifelrennen 24 April 1983 Nurburgring: Beppe Gabbiani, Alessandro Nannini, Christian Danner, Jonathan Palmer, Alain Ferte, Thierry Tassin, Pole Position Danner 6m 26.19, Fastest Lap Danner 6m 28.03 - http://www.motorracing-archive.com/Motor-Racing/Events/European-Formula-2-1981---1984
  5. ^ a b Födisch, S. 383
  6. ^ Pole was 8m20.91. The prior event planned for 27th March 1983 had been cancelled due to snow. http://www.teamdan.com/archive/www2/gerf3/83gerf3.html
  7. ^ http://www.wsrp.ic.cz/wsc1983.html#3
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Födisch, S. 384
  9. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1983%20Nurburgring.html
  10. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/frank_de_jong/Races/1983%20Nurburgring.html
  11. ^ Foto
  12. ^ Klasen/Alzen (bettered on 24 Sep 2005 by 15-25 sec with the videotaped 8:09,949 VLN race lap record on the 24.4 km track)
  13. ^ Uwe Alzen (Porsche) fährt in 7.04 Minuten neuen CHC-Rundenrekord
  14. ^ Statistik: CHC Rundenrekorde Nordschleife 1990 - 2007
  15. ^ Jürgen Alzen markiert in 7.00 Minuten neuen Rundenrekord
  16. ^ Sabine Schmitz verbesserte zum zweiten Mal den Nordschleifen-Rekord für Saugmotor-Fahrzeuge, der nun bei 7.07 Minuten steht.
  17. ^ Der Betzdorfer umrundete die 20,83 Kilometer lange Nordschleife in atemberaubenden 6.58 Minuten.
  18. ^ http://www.r-c-n.com/images/stories/historie/2010/0828/100828_lauf5.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.motorsport2000.de/news+6285+RCN+Schallmauern%2Bsind%2Bzum%2BBrechen%2Bda!.html
  20. ^ http://www.motorsport2000.de/news+6285+RCN+Schallmauern%2Bsind%2Bzum%2BBrechen%2Bda!.html
  21. ^ http://www.r-c-n.com/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=14468

1984-2002 Combined variants (VLN & 24h)[edit]

The VLN series of touring car endurance races was founded in 1977. The long track and the large modern Grand Prix track pit facilities can accommodate up to 230 cars. Usually, VLN races use the short sprint version (Sprintstrecke)) of the GP track, taking the Kurzanbindung short cut U-turn on the bridge over the B 258 road, thus bypassing the 1,5 km long section down to Dunlop Kehre. This reduces the number of track workers and adds one or two extra laps of the Nordschleife in the course of a 4h race. In 24h races, the full layout was used.

Variants
  • 20.832 kilometres (12.944 mi) without GP track, used by VLN in early 2000 due to construction of new pit lane facilities, no significant times as all races were in wet condition
  • 20.932 kilometres (13.007 mi) without GP track, used by VLN in the first two races of 2002 while the new Mercedes Arena was built. The Coca-Cola curve was included, driven in opposite direction, to allow the use of the GP track pitlane and timing facilities
  • 23.849 kilometres (14.819 mi) short GP track without Dunlop section (with Castrol-S, 1984–2002)
  • 25.359 kilometres (15.757 mi) full GP track with Dunlop section (with Castrol-S, 1984–2002)
km Date Time km/h Make Model Class Driver(s) Event, Notes, Source
25,359 1988 06 18 9:23,82 161,9 Ford Sierra Cosworth DTM Group A Armin Hahne 1988 DTM 24 Stunden Nürburgring, pole position [1]
25,359 1989 06 17 9:09,76 166,0 Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo DTM Group A Klaus Ludwig 1989 DTM 24 Stunden Nürburgring, pole position [2]
25,359 1990 06 16 9:05,35 167,4 Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo 2 DTM Group A Klaus Ludwig 1990 DTM 24 Stunden Nürburgring, pole position [3]
25,359 1992 06 17 8:44,33 174,1 BMW M3 Sport Evolution DTM Group A Johnny Cecotto 1992 DTM 24 Stunden Nürburgring, pole position [4]
25,359 1992 06 18 8:46,93 173,2 BMW M3 Sport Evolution DTM Group A Johnny Cecotto 1992 DTM 24 Stunden Nürburgring, fastest lap (race 2)[4]
25,359 1993 06 09 8:45,49 173,7 Mercedes 190E AMG DTM Class 1 Jörg van Ommen 1993 DTM Großer Preis der Tourenwagen, pole position [5]
25,359 1993 06 10 8:47,71 173,0 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM Class 1 Nicola Larini 1993 DTM Großer Preis der Tourenwagen, fastest lap (heat 2) [6]
23,849 1994 10 08 8:29 168,6 Mercedes 190E Evo II DTM/VLN Olaf Manthey 1994 VLN lap record for Tourenwagen, beaten 6 years later by 10 sec [7]
23,849 1996 9:23,06 147,187 BMW M3 3.0 Group N Johannes Scheid 1996 VLN lap description for a book[8] by 1996 24h winner
23,849 1999 04 24 8:12,380 174,3 Dodge Viper GTS-R FIA GT2/24h S5 Peter Zakowski/Hans-Jürgen Tiemann 1999 VLN pole [9][10]
25,359 1999 06 04 8:48 172,9 Dodge Viper GTS-R GT2/24h S5 Peter Zakowski/Hans-Jürgen Tiemann/Klaus Ludwig 1999 24 Hours pole
25,359 2000 06 25 8:58,014 169,7 Dodge Viper GTS-R GT2/24h A7 Peter Zakowski/Patrick Huisman/Anthony Beltoise 2000 24 Hours fastest lap [11]
23,849 2000 11 11 8:19,910 171,744 Opel Calibra V6 '92 DTM Class 1 Volker Strycek 2000 VLN lap record for Tourenwagen [7]
25,359 2001 05 24 8:50,533 172,1 Dodge Viper GTS-R GT2/24h A7 Peter Zakowski/Pedro Lamy/Michael Bartels 2001 24 Hours pole[12]
25,359 2001 05 26 8:58,208 169,6 Dodge Viper GTS-R GT2/24h A7 Peter Zakowski/Pedro Lamy/Michael Bartels 2001 24 Hours fastest lap (107th of 147),[13] new record 147 laps (3728 km)
25,359 2001 05 26 8:58,703 169,4 Porsche 996 GT3 RS FIA GT3/24h A6a Menzel/Luhr/Collard/Abt 2001 24h 2nd fastest lap (103rd of 115) [14] by previous year's winner
20,932 2002 04 06 7:24,356 169,5 Dodge Viper GTS-R GT2/24h SP7 Peter Zakowski 2002 VLN 27. DMV-4-Stunden pole[15]
20,932 2002 04 06 7:20,098 171,224 Dodge Viper GTS-R GT2/24h SP7 Peter Zakowski/Pedro Lamy 2002 VLN 27. DMV-4-Stunden fastest race lap [16]
References

2002-present Combined variants (VLN & 24h)[edit]

Manthey Racing Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, four-time 24h-winner (2007, '08, '90 & '11), with the #1 inherited from the 996 that won in 2006

In early 2002, the former Castrol S chicane was replaced by the tight Ω-shaped Mercedes Arena. This added 586 metres and about 20-25[1] seconds to lap times, and also lowered average speeds by about 4% or 6 km/h.

As the 24h Nürburgring weekend includes various supporting races, the organisers use parts of the track as additional paddock area. In 2004, the VLN track variant was used, and the Dunlop section was used as paddock area, but access to the actual pits was impractical. Since 2005, the adjacent Mercedes Arena serves as extra paddock area, and is bypassed by a new, tight Castrol-Z chicane which resembles the old Castrol-S chicane. The track length is reduced by 569m, or, compared to the layout used until 2001, prolonged by c. 20m.

  • 23.87 kilometres (14.83 mi) short layout without Dunlop section, without Mercedes Arena via Castrol-Z chicane, not yet used
  • 24.4 kilometres (15.2 mi) short layout without Dunlop section, with Mercedes Arena, from April 2002. The official track length was since changed twice without explanation. As the VLN uses the S-shaped motorcycle version of the NKG chicane, it is not affected by changes to the layout of the tight Z-shaped version used by Formula 1
    • 24.433 kilometres (15.182 mi) short layout from 20 April 2002[2] to 12 May 2007[3]
    • 24.358 kilometres (15.135 mi) first given for the 2004 24h[4] then used in VLN since 26 May 2007[5]
    • 24.369 kilometres (15.142 mi) since 2008 VLN season[6]
  • 25.378 kilometres (15.769 mi) long layout with Dunlop section, without Mercedes Arena via Castrol-Z chicane, used in 24h since 2005 [7]
  • 25.947 kilometres (16.123 mi) maximum layout with Dunlop section, with Mercedes Arena, used in the 24h 2002&2003, and in 2003 VLN Eifelrennen
km Date Time km/h Make Model Class Driver(s) Event, Notes, Source
24,433 2002 10 12 8:38,105 169,770 Porsche 996 GT3 Gr. A/GT SP11 Wilhelm Dieter Kern / Olaf Manthey 2002 VLN fastest lap
25,947 2003 05 03 9:04,909 171,4 Opel Astra V8 Coupe DTM E1 Christian Menzel/Volker Strycek/Marcel Tiemann 2003 VLN Eifelrennen pole
25,947 2003 05 03 9:08,008 170,413 Porsche 996 GT2-MR Turbo Gr. A/GT SP7 Lucas Luhr/Timo Bernhard 2003 VLN Eifelrennen fastest lap
25,947 2003 05 30 9:00,266 172,895 Porsche 996 Turbo Gr. A/GT A8 Uwe Alzen/Jürgen Alzen/Arno Klasen/Michael Bartels 2003 24 Hours Nürburgring pole
25,947 2003 06 01 9:02,206 172,276 Dodge Viper GTS-R GT2/24h Peter Zakowski/Pedro Lamy/Robert Lechner 2003 24 Hours Nürburgring fastest lap, Team DQ'd for fuel tank size [8]
24,358 2004 06 11 8:19,288 175,6 Porsche 996 Turbo Gr. A/GT A8 Uwe Alzen/Jürgen Alzen/Klaus Ludwig/Michael Bartels 2004 24 Hours Nürburgring pole
24,358 2004 06 13 8:26,742 173,044 Opel Astra V8 Coupe E1 DTM Strycek Tiemann/Scheider/Reuter 2004 24 Hours Nürburgring fastest lap
25,378 2005 05 06 8:30,846 178,8 Porsche 996 Turbo SP8 Uwe Alzen/Jürgen Alzen/Klaus Ludwig/Peter Dumbreck 2005 24 Hours Nürburgring pole
25,378 2005 05 08 8:47,602 173,1 BMW M3 GTR V8 E1 ALMS Dirk Müller/Jörg Müller/Hans-Joachim Stuck/Pedro Lamy 2005 24 Hours Nürburgring fastest lap
24,433 2005 06 11 8:06,393 180,839 Porsche 996 Turbo SP8 Uwe Alzen/Jürgen Alzen 2005 VLN best pole [9]
24,433 2005 09 24 8:09,949 179,526 Porsche 996 Turbo SP8 Uwe Alzen/Jürgen Alzen 2005 VLN race lap record [10][11]
25,378 2006 06 16 8:38,136 176,3 Porsche 996 GT3-MR SP7 FIA GT2 Luhr/Bernhard/Rockenfeller/Tiemann 2006 24 Hours Nürburgring pole, Manthey Racing
25,378 2006 06 18 8:43,367 174,564 Porsche 996 GT3-MR SP7 FIA GT2 Luhr/Bernhard/Rockenfeller/Tiemann 2006 24 Hours fastest lap, new overall distance record 151 laps [12][13]
25,378 2007 06 08 8:39,560 175,843 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR SP7 FIA GT2 Bernhard/Lieb/Dumas/Tiemann 2007 24 Hours Nürburgring pole
25,378 2007 06 10 8:49,631 172,499 Dodge Viper GTS-R SP8 FIA GT2 D. Huisman/Coronel/Patrick Simon/Bouchut 2007 24 Hours Nürburgring fastest lap[14]
25,378 2008 05 23 8:26,730 180,3 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR SP7 FIA GT2 Bernhard/Lieb/Dumas/Tiemann 2008 24 Hours Nürburgring pole
25,378 2008 05 25 8:39,990 175,697 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR SP7 FIA GT2 Bernhard/Lieb/Dumas/Tiemann 2008 24 Hours Nürburgring fastest lap
24,369 2008 07 05 8:10,293 178,931 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR SP7 FIA GT2 Romain Dumas/Marcel Tiemann/Arno Klasen 2008 VLN season best pole normally aspirated cars[15]
24,369 2008 10 11 8:09,779 179,118 Porsche 997 Turbo SP8 Uwe Alzen 2008 VLN season best pole [16]
24,369 2008 10 11 8:13,408 177,8 Porsche 997 Turbo SP8 Uwe Alzen/Jürgen Alzen 2008 VLN season fastest lap[17]
24,369 2008 10 11 8:14,750 177,3 Aston Martin DBRS9 SP8 Tomas Enge/Robert Lechner 2008 VLN season fastest lap normally aspirated cars
25,378 2009 05 22 8:36,536 176,9 Ford GT GT3 SP9 FIA GT3 Dirk Adorf 2009 24 Hours of Nürburgring pole
25,378 2009 05 24 8:36,768 176,793 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR SP7 FIA GT2 Bernhard/Lieb/Dumas/Tiemann 2009 24 Hours fastest lap, new overall distance record 155 laps
24,369 2009 06 27 8:09,748 179,130 Ford GT GT3 SP9 FIA GT3 Dirk Adorf 2009 VLN season best pole [18]
24,369 2009 08 29 8:56,487 163,524 Audi A3 2.0 Turbo SP3T Christoph Breuer 2009 VLN qualifying, first lap under 9 minutes for a FWD car (33rd on grid)[19][20]
24,369 2010 04 24 8:13,926 177,6 Audi R8 LMS SP9 FIA GT3 Frank Stippler/Hans-Joachim Stuck/Marc Hennerici 2010 VLN 52. ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup pole [21]
24,369 2010 04 24 8:17,560 176,317 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 FIA GT3 Chris Mamerow/Wolf Henzler 2010 VLN 52. ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup fastest lap [22] and winner
25,378 2010 05 14 8:24,753 181,0 Audi R8 LMS SP9 FIA GT3 Marko Werner 2010 24 Hours Nürburgring pole [23]
25,378 2010 05 15 8:28,587 179,637 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 FIA GT3 Marcel Tiemann 2010 24 Hours Nürburgring fastest lap [24]
24,369 2010 07 03 8:07,507 179,953 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 FIA GT3 Marc Lieb/Arno Klasen 2010 VLN 50. ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen pole [25] and winner
24,369 2010 07 03 8:14,300 177,480 Audi R8 LMS SP9 FIA GT3 Frank Stippler/Hans-Joachim Stuck 2010 VLN 50. ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen fastest lap [26]
24,369 2010 07 17 8:13,913 177,619 Audi R8 LMS SP9 FIA GT3 Frank Stippler/Hans-Joachim Stuck/Marc Basseng 2010 VLN 33. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen fastest lap [27]
24,369 2010 07 31 8:13,353 177,821 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 FIA GT3 Timo Bernhard/Arno Klasen/Christian Hohenadel 2010 VLN 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen fastest lap [28]
24,369 2010 10 30 8:58,451 162,927 MINI 1.6 turbo SP2T Markus Oestreich 2010 VLN, first lap under 9 min. for a 1600cc turbo FWD car [29]
24,369 2011 04 30 8:13,730 177,685 Mercedes SLS GT3 SP9 FIA GT3 Chris Mamerow/Armin Hahne 2011 VLN 36. DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen pole
24,369 2011 05 14 8:19,362 175,681 Ferrari F458 SP8 FIA GT2 Marco Seefried/Jamie Melo 2011 VLN 6 hour race, fastest lap and first win for Ferrari[30]
24,369 2011 05 14 8:28,992 172,357 Volkswagen Golf24 SP8T Thomas Mutsch/Franck Mailleux/Fredrik Ekblom 2011 VLN 6 hour race, sixth overall for the 2500cc turbo 4WD Golf [31]
25,378 2011 06 23 8:23,764 181,356 Ferrari F458 Italia GT SP8 FIA GT2 Dominik Farnbacher 2011 24 Hours Nürburgring pole [32]
24,369 2011 08 27 8:55,226 163,909 Raeder-Audi TT RS SP4T Christian Hohenadel 2011 VLN 6h pole,[33] first with a FWD[34] car (2500cc turbo)
24,369 2011 08 27 8:31,333 171,568 Raeder-Audi TT RS SP4T Frank Biela/Christian Hohenadel/Michael Ammermüller 2011 VLN 6h fastest VLN lap with a FWD car, first FWD win since 1979[35]
24,369 2011 09 24 8:12,265 178,214 Audi R8 LMS SP9 GT3 Christopher Haase/ Frank Stippler 2011 VLN 43. ADAC Barbarossapreis pole
24,369 2011 09 24 8:13,445 177,788 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 GT3 Mike Stursberg/Hans Guido Riegel/Rene Rast 2011 VLN 43. ADAC Barbarossapreis fastest lap
24,369 2011 10 29 8:04,471 181,081 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 GT3 Marc Lieb 2011 VLN 36. DMV Münsterlandpokal pole [36]
24,369 2011 10 29 8:11,194 178,602 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 GT3 Lucas Luhr/Marc Lieb 2011 VLN 36. DMV Münsterlandpokal fastest lap
25,378 2012 05 18 8:18,382 183,315 BMW Z4 GT3 SP9 GT3 Uwe Alzen 2012 24 Hours Nürburgring pole, in Top40 qualifying[37]
24,369 2012 06 23 8:05,783 180,592 Audi R8 LMS ultra SP9 GT3 Frank Stippler 2012 VLN 43. Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy pole
24,369 2012 06 23 8:12,425 178,156 Audi R8 LMS ultra SP9 GT3 Marc Basseng/Frank Stippler 2012 VLN 43. Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy fastest lap (and win)
24,369 2012 07 07 8:05,317 180,765 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 GT3 Marc Lieb/Jochen Krumbach 2012 VLN 52. ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen pole
24,369 2012 07 21 8:10,521 178,847 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 GT3 Jochen Krumbach/Romain Dumas 2012 VLN 35. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen fastest lap
24,369 2012 08 04 8:07,736 179,869 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 SP9 GT3 Thomas Jäger/Alexander Roloff/Jan Seyffarth 2012 VLN 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen pole (and win[38])
24,369 2012 08 04 8:11,288 178,568 Audi R8 LMS ultra SP9 GT3 Frank Stippler/Rene Rast/Marc Basseng 2012 VLN 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen fastest lap
24,369 2012 08 25 8:09,221 179,323 Audi R8 LMS ultra SP9 GT3 Frank Biela/Christian Hohenadel/Thomas Mutsch 2012 VLN 44. ADAC Barbarossapreis fastest lap,[39] race win, new VLN race lap record by Thomas Mutsch[40]
25,378 2013 05 18 8:17,212 183,746 Audi R8 LMS ultra SP9 GT3 Frank Stippler 2013 24 Hours Nürburgring pole, in Top40 qualifying[41]
24,369 2013 06 22 8:03,632 181,395 Porsche 911 GT3 R SP9 GT3 Norbert Siedler 2013 VLN 44. Adenauer ADAC Simfy Trophy pole
24,369 2013 06 22 8:03,113 181,590 Audi R8 LMS ultra SP9 GT3 Frank Stippler/Ferdinand Stuck/Johannes Stuck 2013 VLN 44. Adenauer ADAC Simfy Trophy fastest lap
24,358 2013 07 20 8:02,418 181,769 BMW Z4 GT3 SP9 GT3 Uwe Alzen 2013 VLN 53. ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen pole[42]
24,358 2013 09 28 8:01,069 182,279 BMW Z4 GT3 SP9 GT3 Uwe Alzen 2013 VLN 45. ADAC Barbarossapreis pole[43][44]
25,378 2014 06 20 8:10,921 186,101 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 SP9 GT3 Kévin Estre 2014 24 Hours Nürburgring pole[45][46][47]
24,358 2014 08 02 8:00,973 182,315 BMW Z4 GT3 SP9 GT3 Max Sandritter/Thomas Jäger/Dominik Baumann/Jens Klingmann 2014 VLN 37. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen pole[48]
24,358 2014 08 02 7:59,045 183,049 BMW Z4 GT3 SP9 GT3 Jens Klingmann 2014 VLN 37. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen fastest lap[49][50]
24,358 2014 10 11 7:57,474 183,651 Audi R8 LMS ultra SP9 GT3 Frank Stippler 2014 VLN ROWE DMV 250-Meilen-Rennen[51][52]

2007 BMW F1 demonstration laps[edit]

After the VLN 4h endurance race[53] of 28 April 2007 which hosted also a BMW publicity day for fans, Nick Heidfeld drove a BMW Sauber F1.06 Formula One car around the Nordschleife and short GP-track, as used in VLN races, with a track length of 24.433 km (thus comparison with 1970s times is difficult). For safety reasons, BMW had announced that the car was slowed with hard demonstration tires, maximum ride height, and 275 km/h top speed limited by the transmission. Heidfeld drove three laps on the combined Nordschleife, slowing down once in each lap when passing a camera car.

The official lap time released by BMW Sauber was declared to be 8:34, thus slower than the 8:17 [54] of the pole-setting Porsche. The German press duly reported this lap time, yet criticized BMW. In each lap, Heidfeld had slowed down once to pose for a slow video truck, at Schwedenkreuz on the first lap 1, Kesselchen in lap 2, and Döttinger Höhe in the last lap. The two time spans in between the three passes of Heidfeld were clocked by some fans around the track, first Wehrseifen to Wehrseifen in about 7:28, then 7:31 from Klostertal to Klostertal, which was over 40 seconds quicker than the pole-setting Porsche 996 GT3 RSR.[55] This translates to an average of about 195 km/h (121 mph), similar to Bellof's race record, but it's hard to judge the average speed on the slower GP section with the setup Heidfeld had to use. In the 2007 GP, the fastest lap was barely faster, 199 km/h.[56] Fans who respect the official record of the late Stefan Bellof settle for an "estimated 6:12".

Road & Track magazine reported Heidfeld's lap was a 5:57 or 5:58 (for the Nordschleife only), breaking the track's six-minute barrier for the first time in history.[57] However, their times were done by measuring the speed in some corners, and then calculating a lap time, and not timing a full lap. Heidfeld has since expressed his desire to repeat the experience with less restriction, as well as for a participation in the 24h race[58]

According to F1 Racing magazine of June 2006, BMW engineers had estimated that a BMW-Sauber F1.06 could lap in under 5:15.8[59] which equals to an average of 237 km/h (147 mph).

References
  1. ^ VLN: Statistik Special: Rundenrekorde 2002
  2. ^ "auf dem 24,433 Kilometer langen Kurs aus Nürburgring-Nordschleife und der Sprintstrecke des GP-Kurses samt integrierter Mercedes-Arena" [1]
  3. ^ 2007-05-12t.pdf
  4. ^ Bulletin 2a of 25 May 2004 stated that the track length was 24,358km, superseding the original 2004 AUSSCHREIBUNG - REGULATIONS: Die Veranstaltung wird auf der Grand-Prix-Strecke (Kurzanbindung) in Verbindung mit der Nordschleife des Nürburgrings durchgeführt. Die Rundenlänge beträgt laut DMSB Streckenabnahmeprotokoll 24,427 km, gefahren wird in der NGK-Schikane die Motorradvariante. - The event will take place on the Grand Prix Circuit (short version) connected with the Nürburgring "Nordschleife". The length of the circuit according to the DMSB Track Licence is 24,427 km with the motorcycle version at the NGK chicane. -
  5. ^ 2007-05-26t.pdf
  6. ^ 2008-04-12t.pdf
  7. ^ Die Veranstaltung wird auf der Grand-Prix-Strecke (ohne Mercedes Arena) in Verbindung mit der Nordschleife des Nürburgrings durchgeführt. Die Rundenlänge beträgt laut DMSB Streckenabnahmeprotokoll 25,378 km, gefahren wird in der NGK-Schikane die Motorradvariante. - The event will take place on the Grand Prix Circuit (without Mercedes Arena) connected with the Nürburgring "Nordschleife". The length of the circuit according to the DMSB Track Licence is 25,378 km with the motorcycle version at the NGK chicane.
  8. ^ Corrected Results
  9. ^ http://www.vln.de/includes/download.php?file=../ergebnisse/2005-06-11t.pdf Fotos: [2] [3] [4]
  10. ^ Sieg und neuer Rundenrekord für Alzen Motorsport [5] [6]
  11. ^ onboard video
  12. ^ 34. ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen Nürburgring
  13. ^ pole 8:38.136
  14. ^ http://www.nuerburgring.de/fileadmin/Rennergebnisse_2007/24h-Rennen/24H-RENNEN_GESAMT.pdf
  15. ^ [7]
  16. ^ [8]
  17. ^ [9]
  18. ^ 2009-06-27t.pdf
  19. ^ [10]
  20. ^ http://vln.de/includes/download.php?file=../ergebnisse/2009-08-29t.pdf
  21. ^ Ergebnis Training - 52. ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup
  22. ^ Ergebnis Rennen - 52. ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup (24.04.2010)
  23. ^ Lap times, Stimmen aus der Pressekonferenz, Live Ranking
  24. ^ http://adac.24h-rennen.de/uploads/media/24h-Rennen_ENDERGEBNIS_Gesamt.pdf
  25. ^ http://www.vln.de/ergebnisse/2010-07-03t.html
  26. ^ Ergebnis Rennen 50. ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen (03.07.2010)
  27. ^ 17.07.2010: 33. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen
  28. ^ 31.07.2010: 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
  29. ^ Schirra-MINI unterbietet die 9-Minuten-Grenze
  30. ^ http://www.vln.de/newsausgabe.de.php?id=2638
  31. ^ http://www.volkswagen-motorsport.com/web/news/index.php?&flash=no&lg=d&st=355&op=id&
  32. ^ “with special (Hankook) qualifying tyres at optimal temperature” http://adac.24h-rennen.de/Artikel.452.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=6012&cHash=83c3d8b8f9
  33. ^ http://www.vln.de/ergebnisse/2011-08-27t.html
  34. ^ FWD-only “Fronttriebler”, http://www.raeder-motorsport.de/html/news.html
  35. ^ Sensational win for the Raeder Audi TT RS
  36. ^ http://www.speedweek.de/art_22612.html
  37. ^ http://www.24h-rennen.de/uploads/media/24h_top40_total.pdf
  38. ^ http://www.vln.de/newsausgabe.de.php?id=3068
  39. ^ http://www.vln.de/rennen.de.php?id=2012-08-25#
  40. ^ http://www.vln.de/newsausgabe.de.php?id=3080
  41. ^ http://www.24h-rennen.de/live/
  42. ^ http://www.vln.de/newsausgabe.de.php?id=3294
  43. ^ http://www.vln.de/newsausgabe.de.php?id=3354&rennen=2013-09-28
  44. ^ http://www.vln.de/includes/download.php?file=../ergebnisse/2013-09-28t.pdf
  45. ^ http://www.24h-rennen.de/uploads/media/24h_Top30_Qualifying_03.pdf
  46. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/endurance/news/kevin-estre-and-mclaren-shatter-qualifying-lap-record-for-n-rburgring-24/
  47. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajN5fVVOLOw
  48. ^ http://www.vln.de/ergebnisse/2014-08-02t.html
  49. ^ http://www.vln.de/ergebnisse/2014-08-02r.html
  50. ^ http://www.sportscar-info.de/portal/index.php/vln-langstreckenmeisterschaft/3751-vln-jens-klingmann-unterbietet-acht-minuten-marke-im-rennen
  51. ^ http://www.vln.de/ergebnisse/2014-10-11t.html
  52. ^ http://www.sportscar-info.de/portal/index.php/vln-langstreckenmeisterschaft/4084-vln-phoenix-racing-faehrt-mit-757-minuten-auf-poleposition
  53. ^ [11]
  54. ^ 49.ADAC-ACAS H&R Cup BFGOODRICH Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nbr. Sprintstrecke + NS, Länge 24433 m Ergebnis Zeittraining 28.4.2007
  55. ^ Pole: 1st #108 SP7 Land Motorsport PZ Aschaffenburg Porsche GT3 RSR 6 laps 8:17.929 176.649 km/h http://www.vln.de/includes/download.php?file=../ergebnisse/2007-04-28t.pdf
  56. ^ 2007 German Grand Prix: 5.148 km (3.199 mi) Fastest lap Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:32.853 on lap 34, average 199,6 km/h
  57. ^ Road & Track, Hidden Glory at the Green Hell, May 2007
  58. ^ 24 Stunden am Nürburgring kommen da bestimmt auch noch dazu, focus.de Motorsport – Formel1: Heidfeld ist heiß auf Nürburgring 05.03.08, 19:10
  59. ^ The layout includes 73 corners, and a simulation by BMW has today's BMW-Sauber F1.06 cutting the timing beam in 5m15.80s. - "Jacques at the Nürburgring", F1 Racing magazine, June 2006, p.83 [12]

Motorcycles[edit]

World Champion Walter Villa on Harley-Davidson (Aermacchi) 250cc in 1976
Date Time km/h Make Model Rider Event, Notes, Source
1927 06 18 89,6 BMW 500 Toni Bauhofer 1927 Eifelrennen, best rider[1]
1927 07 03 91,5 Sunbeam 500 Graham Walker 1927 German motorcycle Grand Prix (GP of Europe), best rider[1]
1937 102,3 DKW 600 Braun/N.N. 1937 Eifelrennen, first sidecar over 100 km/h[2]
1937 120 BMW Karl Gall 1937 Eifelrennen[2]
1954 127,8 NSU 250 Werner Haas 1954 Eifelrennen[2]
1955 06 26 10:23,3 131,7 Gilera 500cc Geoff Duke 1955 German motorcycle Grand Prix[3] lap record, stood until 1970[2]
1958 07 20 MV Agusta 500cc John Surtees 1958 German motorcycle Grand Prix[4]
1970 05 03 MZ László Szabó 1970 German motorcycle Grand Prix,[5][6][7] first under 10min[2]
1970 05 03 MV Agusta 500cc Giacomo Agostini 1970 German motorcycle Grand Prix winner,[8][9] held in connection with Eifelrennen F2 race
1972 04 30 9:30,9 144,0 MV Agusta 500cc Giacomo Agostini 1972 German motorcycle Grand Prix winner,[1][10] held in connection with Eifelrennen F2 race
1974 04 28[11] Yamaha TZ 380[12] Edmund Czihak[13][14] 1974 German motorcycle Grand Prix winner, to be held in connection with Eifelrennen car races, boycotted by top riders due to safety dispute[15][16]
1976 08 29 8:57,3 153,3 Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 350cc 1976 German motorcycle Grand Prix first under 9min[1][17][18]
1978 08 8:29,5 Suzuki 500cc Virginio Ferrari 1978 German motorcycle Grand Prix winner[19][20]
1980 08 24 8:44,8 Sidecar Rolf Biland/Kurt Waltisperg 1980 German motorcycle Grand Prix side car, pole and first team under 9min[2]
1980 08 24 8:25,9 Yamaha 350cc Jon Ekerold 1980 German motorcycle Grand Prix fastest 350cc motorcycle lap[2]
1980 08 24 8:22,2 163,6 Suzuki 500cc Marco Lucchinelli 1980 German motorcycle Grand Prix winner,[21] fastest motorcycle lap ever on 22,835 m variant, last Moto-GP held there [22][23][24]
1982 06 13 Kawasaki 1000 Jacques Cornu/Jean-Claude Chemarin 1982 Endurance World Championship winners, last event[1][25]
References
  1. ^ a b c d e Dr. Helmut Krackowizer: Der "Ring" und die Motorräder, p.128-135, in: Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Robert Ostrovsky: 70 Jahre Nürburgring, 1997, Heel Verlag, ISBN 3-89365-577-8
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Jörg-Thomas Födisch: Der Nürburgring, 1999, p. 98, 106, 108, 382-383
  3. ^ 1 Geoff DUKE Gilera 94'25.200 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1955/WGER/500cc
  4. ^ 1 John SURTEES MV Agusta 110'51.600 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1958/WGER/500cc
  5. ^ fastest 125cc lap - http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/profiles/Lazlo+Szabo
  6. ^ 9 Lazlo SZABO MZ 250 72'39.400 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1970/WGER/250cc
  7. ^ 6 Lazlo SZABO MZ 125 63'59.200 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1970/WGER/125cc
  8. ^ 1 Giacomo AGOSTINI MV Agusta 64'55.700 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1970/WGER/500cc
  9. ^ A new best is set by Agostini at 126,8(?) km/h - J-T Födisch: Der Nürburgring, 1999, p. 98
  10. ^ 1 Giacomo AGOSTINI ITA MV Agusta 67'56.400 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1972/WGER/500cc
  11. ^ http://www.welt.de/print-welt/article636064/Juergen_Fuchs_Flucht_nach_vorn.html
  12. ^ http://www.rossifiles.com/index.php?s=czer
  13. ^ Fotos http://www.motorsportstatistik.com/Rennsportstatistik-Deutschland/WM-Piloten%20Deutschland/German.htm
  14. ^ http://www.motorrad-autogrammkarten.de/de/sammlung/autogrammkarte/view/edmund-czihak.html
  15. ^ http://www.crash.net/MotoGP/Feature/70848/2/hofmann_hopes_to_erase_edmund_who.html
  16. ^ 1 Edmund CZIHAK GER Yamaha 72'19.900, 2 Horst KASSNER GER Yamaha 74:18.500 1:58.600, 3 Walter KALETSCH GER Yamaha 74:36.700 2:16.800, 4 Udo KOCHANSKI GER Koenig 79:16.000 6:56.100 - Not starting: Giacomo AGOSTINI ITA Yamaha, Jack FINDLAY AUS Suzuki - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1974/WGER/500cc
  17. ^ 1 Walter VILLA Harley Davidson 55'34.800 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1976/WGER/250cc
  18. ^ In the Moto-GP, Walter Villa on Harley 250cc sets best lap time, Toni Mang wins his first GP (Morbidelli 125) - J-T Födisch: Der Nürburgring, 1999, p. 106
  19. ^ 1st Virginio FERRARI Suzuki 51:21,700 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1978/WGER/500cc
  20. ^ Ferrari sets best lap at 8:29,5 and wins in front of 100000 - J-T Födisch: Der Nürburgring, 1999, p. 108
  21. ^ 1 Marco LUCCHINELLI Suzuki 50'38.330 - http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/1980/WGER/500cc
  22. ^ p.108, Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Robert Ostrovsky: Grüne Hölle Nürburgring, 1995, ISBN 3-922300-53-7
  23. ^ Nürburgring - Rekorde
  24. ^ Nürburgring - Rekorde
  25. ^ http://www.ducati-tt.de/02englisch/veranstaltungen/1982_8h_nuerburg_en.htm

Due to safety reasons, motorcycle races moved to the modern track since 1984. Similar to the Isle of Man TT, amateur enthusiasts continued to compete on the old track in endurance events. In the 1990s, only the so-called Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt (Zuvi, reliability run) series remained, for amateurs on road legal stock bikes. The events consisted mostly of regularity laps, also on other race tracks like Hockenheimring, with a short time trial. On the Nordschleife, after a reliability run with road legal bikes and tyres, a single lap time trial from standing start covered an incomplete lap of about 20,7 km. As the event was discontinued after 1994 in which Dähne's time was not beaten, his 1993 time remains the fastest officially timed motorcycle lap ever on the 20,832 m variant.

Dähne set the first of his record there in August 1988 with a Suzuki GSX-R at 7:55.07. Then, with a 750cc Honda RC30 VFR750R, he subsequently lowered it to 7:53.08 in July 1990, to 7:50.71 in June 1992, and on 23 May 1993, using Metzeler ME Z1[1] tyres, set yet another record, with 7:49.71.[2] After the 1993 event, an onboard-video was produced[3][4] in which Dähne did another lap, about 10 secs slower, carrying camera equipment on his back.

Date Time km/h Make Model Rider Event, Notes, Source
August 1988 7:55,07 Suzuki GSX-R 1000[5] Helmut Dähne 1988 Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt
July 1990 7:53,08 Honda VFR750R RC30 Helmut Dähne 1990 Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt, win and new lap record
June 1992 7:50,71 Honda VFR750R RC30 Helmut Dähne 1992 Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt
23 May 1993 7:49,71 Honda VFR750R RC30 Helmut Dähne 1993 Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt, VFR750R RC30 and Metzeler ME Z1 tires both road legal.[6][7][8][9]
2 July 1994 7:55,78 Herbert Mandelartz 1994 Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt winner [10]
References
  1. ^ Last motorcycle race: 1994, Lap record motorcycle: 7:49:71 by Helmut Dähne, 1993 (on Metzeler ME Z1), at metzelermoto.com [13]
  2. ^ Mein Rekord mit 7:49:72, aufgestellt am 23. Mai 1993, ist immer noch nicht alles. Ich weiß daß mit dem gleichen Motorrad auch 7:45 möglich sind. - Foreword by Helmut Dähne to Ulrich Thomson: Das Nürburgring Fahrer-Handbuch, 1997, ISBN 3-89365-533-6 at amazon.de
  3. ^ 7:49,71 - Der Ring. Der Dauerbrenner von Futura. Erleben Sie Helmut Dähne mit der Honda RC 30 auf seiner Rekordrunde auf der Nürburgring-Nordschleife. 7.49.71 die Rekordzeit, die bis zum heutigen Tage von keinem Motorradfahrer gebrochen wurde. Onboard-Video (VHS/DVD) by Futura Video, reenacting the record setting ride by futura-media.de
  4. ^ 7:49,71 Der Ring DVD, with infos as given on sleeve, netleih.de
  5. ^ http://www.videobuster.de/titledtl.php/7-49-71-der-ring-23511.html
  6. ^ Foreword by Helmut Dähne, to Ulrich Thomson: Das Nürburgring Fahrer-Handbuch, 1997, ISBN 3-89365-533-6
  7. ^ 7:49,71 - Der Ring. Der Dauerbrenner von Futura. Erleben Sie Helmut Dähne mit der Honda RC 30 auf seiner Rekordrunde auf der Nürburgring-Nordschleife. 7.49.71 die Rekordzeit, die bis zum heutigen Tage von keinem Motorradfahrer gebrochen wurde - Onboard-Video by Futura Video, reenacting the record setting ride [14]
  8. ^ Dähne in his red-white leathers, doing a wheelie
  9. ^ http://www.winni-scheibe.com/ta_sport/daehne.htm
  10. ^ according to Mike Frison, Nürburgring local, Seriensport rider, and 200832.com forum host, in a 2002 post at ghbiker.de forum

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