Talk:Hockenheimring

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I corrected the coordinates of the circuit. The coordinates given are for the start/finish line, taken from Google Earth. I also added an external link to the files I made with the location of the circuits that hosted the F1 World Championship since 1950. These files include a link to wikipedia article, link to layout at FIA official site or RacingCircuits.com and a virtual lap around most circuits in 2006 F1 calendar.--Ciroa 18:02, 18 September 2006 (UTC)--

Mistakes[edit]

This article has some mistakes; especialy in the history secion. Maybe some english native with german knowledge can compare this with the german Wikipedia article, thanks.--NSX-Racer 13:17, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Can you expand on what the mistakes are and I'll see what I can do

The history line is partly wrong, e.g. it was not called "Kurpfalzring" from the beginning, just for some years later. The industry (especialy NSU) used the track as a test ground from the beginning AFAIK, not from 1936. Just look on the german version of the article for details - maybe some with better english knowledge than me can translate it. BTW: You may sign your posts in the future--NSX-Racer 15:56, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Sorry it was me - cookies are disabled on the school comps so I couldn't log in. I'll have a look at the German one and see what I can do Jay-C

I have now retranslated the mentioned stuff. It would be nice if an native English speaker would do some proofreading. --32X 09:02, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

2 Grand Prix[edit]

The article says that Germany was the only country that hosted 2 Grand Prix. This is incorrect, as Italy has hosted 2 for several years. I see this was changed beforehand but regardless that one of them was called the San Marino Grand Prix, it still took place in italy. - qbie

Japan also hosted 2 grands prix - the Japanese GP and the Pacific GP. In the 80's the USA also held two GP's in the same year. GK1 00:43, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
The contentious statement has now been removed. -- DH85868993 09:46, 13 April 2007 (UTC)


Internal links[edit]

I added link to DTM circuits--Cheetaih (talk) 12:20, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I added link to BBC & updated circuit profile on Formula1.com--Cheetaih (talk) 23:56, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Here is an archived copy of the first external link, which is currently dead: http://web.archive.org/web/20100322232524/http://bleacherreport.com/articles/51822-is-hermann-tilke-slowly-killing-formula-one I wanted to edit the "external links" section to fix this, but for a reason that is beyond me I don't see the section's contents when I click "edit", so if someone knows how to do that... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.236.241.26 (talk) 14:41, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Could someone explain why Google Earth still shows the old track and not the new one?[edit]

Based on what I see on screen, the copyright is 2008, suggesting the image was taken this year. Will (Talk - contribs) 09:32, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Something can be copyright a different year than the year it was created. -mattbuck (Talk) 12:40, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
there is an overlay which shows the new version of the track, but i can't find it :( --KaragouniS :  Chat  12:45, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
lol, finally found it. Here it is : http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile7467/The-New-Hockenheimring.htm --KaragouniS :  Chat  13:03, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm also curious about Google Earth's deipction of the Hockenheimring. This Wiki article says that the pre-2002 circuit was torn up (at least the portions no longer used), yet it is shown in its original form on Google maps (but without the new layout). Was the surface undone or does it remain? 97.125.109.32 (talk) 05:10, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Google Earth (and Maps) images for Germany are several years old mostly. They even once went to older pictures that didn't show the colour banding of newer satellite images. Lars T. (talk) 22:49, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Pre/ post- Tilke redesign images[edit]

Could someone create an image which compares (ie superimposes the layouts) of the original and the Tilke redsign? --83.255.37.170 (talk) 17:54, 29 December 2009 (UTC)