As the 35 time venue of the Grand Prix of Germany, the Hockenheimring looks back on a long history. Already in 1932, Mercedes-Benz used a 12 kilometer triangular course in Hockenheim as a test course before it was transformed into a permanent circuit six years later. In the 1960s, the construction of the Autobahn 6 separated the former hairpin turn from the rest of the route. A motordrome was built as an alternative, which resembles an arena and still exists today. Besides numerous spectator seats, the facility also accommodates the pit lane. After extensive reconstruction measures between 1999 and 2003, the distance of the formerly 6.8 kilometer long high-speed course was shortened to a 4.5 kilometer Grand Prix course with modern safety standards. In addition to spacious run-off areas, the new route offers fast passages and thus guarantees exciting overtaking maneuvers. Renowned racing series, including the Formula 1, DTM and sport auto Tuner GP, are proof of the Hockenheimring’s allure as a venue. The events at the Hockenheimring traditionally represent the start and the end of our season. A Pistenclub Trackday Hockenheimring offers you the opportunity to drive your own car on a true Formula 1 circuit.


Information about the Hockenheimring

  • Opened: 29 May 1932
  • Formula 1 GP track: since 1970
  • Length: 4.574 km / 2.842 mi
  • Turns: 13
  • Noise level: The limit on the Hockenheimring is usually 98 dB(A)
  • Pistenclub's favourite hotel: The Pistenclub team usually stays in the Seehotel Ketsch. Alternatives are the Hotel Motodrom directly at the track, the Achat Premium Hotel Walldorf, the Astralis Hotel Domizil and many more.

Refuel: There is a petrol station in the paddock of the Hockenheimring, you can pay with the usual cards. There is also a compressor there. The nearest petrol station outside the paddock is the HEM petrol station on Heinrich-von-Kleist-Straße in Hockenheim, less than 3 km from the circuit.

Parking facilities: The paddock of the Hockenheimring offers sufficient parking facilities for participants and visitors. Please note that the area directly in front of the pits is reserved for participants with pits only and offers few parking possibilities beyond that. Trailers, towing vehicles and visitors please park in the large area near the petrol station.

Restaurant: No restaurant on the premises. A buffet lunch is included in the price for our participants in the Pistenclub box. Please note that co-drivers and guests must be registered in advance, as we have to order the catering in advance for a certain number of people. Visitors who have not registered can use the restaurant in the hotel on the other side of the start-finish straight.

Overnight stay in the paddock: Overnight stay in a truck or camper van in the paddock is possible. The paddock is supervised around the clock.

Sanitary facilities: There are barrier-free toilets and showers in the paddock of the Hockenheimring.


Address and route planner


Onboard video from the Hockenheimring


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