BRICKYARD 400 & FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2011
They even built a golf course in the infield!
Brickyard 400 Fun Facts
- Rick Mast won the pole for the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994. It was one of only four poles in his top-level NASCAR career.
- Jeff Gordon became the first driver to win the Brickyard 400 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup season championship in the same year, 1998.
- Tony Stewart won the Brickyard 400 in 2005 to become the first Indiana native to win a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since Wilbur Shaw captured the 1940 Indianapolis 500.
- Jacques Villeneuve and Juan Pablo Montoya are the only two drivers to have competed in the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and United States Grand Prix.
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.381 km
Race Distance: 306.630 km
Lap Record: 1:19.071 (M. Schumacher- 2004)
2010 Podium Results:
First: M. Webber (RBR-Renault)
Second: F. Alonso (Ferrari)
Third: S. Vettel (RBR-Renault)
Rain expected on Friday, temps ranging from 16C to 24C. Saturday to be cloudy, temps ranging from 15C to 24C. And raceday Sunday to be sunny with temps ranging from 15C to 23C.
The first Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungarian: Magyar Nagydíj) was held on June 21, 1936 over a 3.1-mile (5.0 km) track laid out in Népliget, a park in Budapest. The Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and Ferrari teams all sent three cars and the event drew a very large crowd. However, politics and the ensuing war meant the end of Grand Prix motor racing in the country for fifty years.
Due to the nature of the track, narrow, twisty and often dusty because of under-use, the Hungarian Grand Prix is associated with processional races, with sometimes many cars following one another, unable to pass. Thierry Boutsen demonstrated this perfectly in 1990, keeping his slower Williams car in front of champion-elect Ayrton Senna, unable to find a way by. The secret to a winning performance at Hungaroring, as well as qualifying well, is pit strategy, best demonstrated in 1998, where Michael Schumacher's Ferrari team changed his strategy mid-race before Schumacher put in one of his finest drives to build up a winning margin after all the stops had been made. Passing is a rarity here, although the 1989 race saw a famously bullish performance from Nigel Mansell in the Ferrari, who started from 12th on the grid and passed car after car, finally taking the lead in splendid opportunist style when Ayrton Senna was baulked by a slower runner. The circuit was modified slightly in 2003 in an attempt to allow more passing.
Updated: 01:03 GMT le 05 août 2011
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FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2011
Practice 2 Fri 08:00
Practice 3 Sat 05:00
Qualifying Sat 08:00
Race Sun 08:00
Race date: 24th of July, 2011
Number of laps: 60
Circuit length: 4.574 km
Race distance: 306.458 km
Lap record: 1:29.468 (Michael Schumacher, 2004)
Last winner: Mark Webber
Current Time 20°C
Feels Like 20°C
Last Updated: 14:00 22 Jul (local time), 12:00 GMT
Observation Station: Mannhein
From West North West at 11 kmph
Pressure 999.66 mb
Dew Point 11°C
Nurburgring, often called "The Ring" by the enthusiasts, has a mix of high and low-speed corners with limited overtaking possibilities, putting a premium on qualifying and fast pit stops. As the track is located right next to the Eifel Mountains, the weather is a constant concern and may play a decisive role in the race. After a downpour on the track it really takes time to dry up. The track usually shows average tyre wear and typically a medium to soft tyre compound is used. The biggest challenge for the drivers and teams is to make sure the tyres stay up to temperature given the low surrounding temperatures.
To be competitive you need a car with good traction, which is very stable while braking. The Nurburgring also demands some of the highest downforce levels of the season. The tight and challenging circuit is 5.15 kilometers long and features 15 corners, 9 right-handers and 6 left-handers. The best overtaking opportunity is in the first corner, where drivers can take various different racing lines. It is very important to get a quick and clean exit here not to being re-passed. The NGK chicane at turns 13 and 14 is also a possible overtaking spot.
The old Nurburgring was two circuits which could be used together, making a total of 174 corners, or as separate entities. The Nordschleife (North Loop) was 22.81 glorious kilometers of tarmac and the Sudschleife (South Loop) was a mere 7.75 kilometers. Nordschleife was nicknamed "The Green Hell" by Jackie Stewart, three-time winner of the German Grand Prix. The old circuit was dropped from the Formula One calendar after Niki Lauda's accident in 1976. Several touring car series are still competing on the Nordschleife and it is also accessible for public driving.
Updated: 04:40 GMT le 24 juillet 2011
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OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
This course is the truest links you will find in all England and the Royal & Ancient, in its wisdom, chose Royal St George's for major championships knowing it will find the pedigree player at the end of the week. Close to the sea the course overlooks Pegwell Bay and any kind of wind can make this man size test even tougher.
Royal St Georges is a 6565 yards par 70 course.
BACK TO RACING!!
Updated: 03:35 GMT le 17 juillet 2011
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Another Great Race weekend!