Factfile: The 2013 German Grand Prix

Factfile: The 2013 German Grand Prix

3 July 2013 – Amid a backdrop of tyre drama, the German Grand Prix takes place at the Nürburgring this weekend. As a preview to the race, which is currently shared between the Eifel venue and Hockenheim, GPUpdate.net has put together a one-stop guide.

Venue: Nürburgring
Direction: Clockwise
Turns: 15
Laps: 60
Race date: 7 July 2013
Circuit opened: 1927
First Grand Prix: 1951
Lap record: 1:29.468 (Michael Schumacher, 2004)
Circuit length: 5.148 km (3.198 mi)
Race distance: 308.623 km (191.769 mi)

2013 timetable (GMT +2):
Friday 5 July
Practice 1 10:00-11:30 local time
Practice 2 14:00-15:30 local time

Saturday 6 July
Practice 3 11:00-12:00 local time
Qualifying 14:00 local time

Sunday 7 July
Race 14:00 local time

Additional on-track events:
GP2 Series
GP3 Series
Porsche Supercup

Driver steward: Emanuele Pirro

DRS zones:
Zone 1 - Between Turns 11 and 13
Zone 2 - Main straight

Pitlane speed limits:
60 km/h (37.2 mph) in practice
100 km/h (62.1 mph) in qualifying and race

Fuel usage: 2.6kg per lap
Top speed: 310 km/h (193 mph)
Braking zones: 8 (medium)
Max. corner g-force: 3.88 (Turn 5)
Tyre selection:  Soft (Yellow), Medium (White)

Weather forecast:
Friday - Cloudy, high 24°C (75.2°F) / low 14°C (57.2°F)
Saturday - Cloudy, high 23°C (73.4°F) / low 11°C (51.8°F)
Sunday - Cloudy, high 23°C (73.4°F) / low 13°C (55.4°F)

Next race:
Hungarian Grand Prix

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