The original Hockenheim circuit was built in 1939 as a high-speed test track for Mercedes-Benz, who needed a venue to test for the Tripoli Grand Prix. It was almost eight kilometers long and was formed of two long, curved straights with a long corner at either end.
These words are enough to start packing right now. Unfortunately, mine is being unpacked, however, Formula 1 German Grand Prix program events seem not so diversified.
Girls and children at home
I tried to find something informative on the racetrack official page. However, but, all in German. Therefore, we will focus on official Formula 1 events. (my 1st "NO')
Thursday 19th July
12:30 - 13:00 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Press Conference - Press Room *
16:00 - 18:00 Public Pit Lane Walk & Track Tours For 3 Day Ticket Holders Only*
*If you have F1experience.com ticket package, so you have different hours for Pit lane walk and other events.
18:00 - 18:30 F1 Experience - Pit Lane Walk (F1 Experience Guests Only)
18:30 - 19:30 F1 Experience - Truck Tour (F1 Experience Guests Only)
Looks strange, but that's all. Of course, there will be some interesting shows, but you will get information almost at the racetrack. How am I going to racetrack if no idea what I'm gonna see besides? Generally, what to do with no F1 fan in my company, where he or she would go or does? (my 2d. "NO")
Let's wait for a Friday!
Friday 20th July
08:30 - 09:15 Formula 1 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk*
*Closed event, cause for Paddock Club tickets holders.
09:45 - 10:15 ADAC F4 Practice Session
11:00 - 12:30 Formula 1 Practice 1
13:00 - 13:25 BOSS GP First Practice Session
13:00 - 14:00 Formula 1 Press Conference - Press Room *
13:45 - 14:15 Paddock Club Truck Tour *
13:45 - 14:15 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk*
** F1 Experience Guests Only.
15:00 - 16:30 Formula 1 Practice 2
16:45 - 17:15 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
17:20 - 18:05 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session
18:30 - 18:55 BOSS GP Second Practice Session
19:00 - 19:30 Paddock Club Truck Tour*
19:00 - 19:45 Marshal Pit Lane Walk
**Races, races, and nothing but races. I'm not a fan of recreational activities that have nothing to do with Formula 1. But the truth is, I appreciate activities that help to first come to know more about motorsport. No holidays or parties, namely for the public, for the little fans. Be careful not so more events in the program (the official source does ) (my 3rd. "NO').
Saturday 21st July
08:30 - 09:00 Paddock Club Truck Tour
09:00 - 09:30 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk **
09:10 - 09:30 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
09:50 - 10:05 ADAC F4 Qualifying Session 1
10:10 - 10:25 ADAC F4 Qualifying Session 2
10:50 - 11:20 BOSS GP Qualifying Session 3
12:00 - 13:00 Formula 1 Practice
13:15 - 13:45 Paddock Club Truck Tour *
13:15 - 13:45 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk *
13:55 - 14:25 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session
15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Qualifying
16:30 - 16:50 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
17:00 - 17:35 ADAC F4 First Race (TBC Laps or 30 Mins)
18:00 - 19:00 Formula 1 TBC Fan Forum - Fan Zone***
18:00 - 18:25 BOSS GP First Race (TBC Laps or 20 Mins)
18:30 - 19:00 Paddock Club Truck Tour *
Sunday 22nd July
08:50 - 09:20 Paddock Club Truck Tour*
*What if opened event? So you need to ask about it at racetrack.
10:10 - 10:45 ADAC F4 Second Race (TBC Laps or 30 Mins)
11:10 - 11:40 BOSS GP Second Race (TBC Laps of 25 Mins)
12:05 - 12:40 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (14 Laps or 30 Mins)
12:50 - 13:10 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
13:15 - 14:05 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
13:25 - 13:55 Paddock Club Truck Tour
13:30 - 14:00 Formula 1 Drivers' Track Parade
14:00 - 14:15 Starting Grid Presentation
14:54 - 14:56 Formula 1 National Anthem
15:10 - 17:10 Formula 1 Grand Prix (67 Laps or 120 Mins)
German Formula 1 Grand Prix Weekend conclusion.
Of course, there is not such an extensive program. In my opinion, it will be boring for little children, as girls too, especially those who aren't Motorsport fans. As for the fans, this is the place with unique aura and atmosphere. Let there is no such abundance of sports cars as at Austrian GP and there is no such pathos start as at GP of France, but here people known who is Kimi Raikkonen and how many Lewis Hamilton has.
What about special programs?
There are 4 main packages for Formula 1 fans:
Strater, Hero, Trophy, and Champion. Moreover, the first is sold out. Of course, this is a level of comfort as the first. However, I often pay attention to such proposals. As a rule, if a lot of events on the racetrack always displayed in the preferred tickets. However! Despite the fact that there are few events on the German GP, everyone will have the opportunity to get an autograph or take a photo with driver for Instagram. You too. Because you'll have time and Formula 1 drivers will have time to. Prepare the pen in advance and pack your bags. Have a good weekend!
PS: Do not forget to share your impressions in the comments;)