The German GP returns after a year away, it was supposed to appear in 2015 at the Nurburgring but was cancelled.
The race will be the 62nd German GP and the 35th race at the Hockenheimring. Three different tracks have hosted the Grand Prix, starting with the Nurburgring in 1951 before a race in 1959 at the ridiculously dangerous AVUS track and the first race at the Hockenheimring in 1970. Hockenheim is a 4.574km long circuit with 67 laps, a total race distance of 306.458km. 18 of the 34 races (52.94%) at the track have been won from pole position and 25 (73.53%) from the front row of the grid.
22 different drivers have won at Hockenheim, three of which were German, both Schumachers and Nico Rosberg. Vettel has won the German GP but at the Nurburgring. Ferrari are the most successful team at the track with 12 wins and Michael Schumacher the most successful driver with four.
Four Germans will be taking part in the German GP this weekend, another home win for Rosberg would put him back to the top of the championship. Daniel Ricciardo will be making his 100th GP at the German GP this weekend, and should he miraculously win the race he would have exactly 500 points in F1.
The Silly Stats
If you were a fan of a good German sausage, you might be pleased to know that you could cover the track with 18,296 Bratwursts.
Or if you wondered what the height of all the German drivers on the grid was in Bratwursts… Nico Rosberg is 7.12 Bratwursts tall, Sebastian Vettel is 7.04 Bratwursts, Nico Hulkenberg 7.36 Bratwursts and Pascal Wehrlein 7 Bratwursts tall.