Euroformula heads to Hockenheim, location of Formula 1’s German Grand Prix, for the first time this weekend.
The 4.574km circuit has been through several layouts over the last 87 years, having once stretched all the way into the surrounding forest. It now consists of 16 corners, all of varying speeds, and a last sector which includes a stadium section designed to give spectators the best view possible. yet historic German venue.
Motopark’s Liam Lawson leads the standings after four races, despite crashing out in the grand prix while fighting for the lead, with team-mate Marino Sato in second place a few points behind.
“I’ve done quite a few laps here in the F4 car, a couple of tests last year and raced three times,” commented Liam Lawson. “I really liked it at the tests, then we got to the races and found out how slow we were and I hated it,” laughs the 17-year-old New Zealander.
“I’m sure I’ll enjoy it a lot more in this car. It is actually a great track. The approach is so different to Pau of course, there you very much have to build up to it, here you can afford to be a bit braver finding the level. We were in the Motopark sim and that was a good way to prepare so I can’t wait to get in the car tomorrow, I think its going to be a lot of fun.”
There will be 16 Euroformula cars once again for the third round of the 2019 season, having headed to the Rhine Valley in Germany direct from the previous round on the streets of Pau in France. The championship also has the privilege of being the circuit’s highest profile junior single-seater races of the year.