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Travel Basics – German Grand Prix

Start planning your trip to the Hockenheimring circuit for the German F1 Grand Prix in the beautiful Upper Rhine valley. The next race is on July 25-28, 2019.

Images © f1destinations.com.  The 2019 German Grand Prix will be staged at the historic Hockenheimring circuit, which takes its name from the nearby town of Hockenheim (population 21,000). The circuit is located in the Baden-Württemberg state, part of the Upper Rhine valley region that straddles Germany, France and Switzerland. Nearby cities include Mannheim (20km), Heidelberg (25km), Frankfurt (100km) and Stuttgart (130km).
As always, make sure you have adequate travel insurance in place for your trip, including a provision for emergency medical treatment. Should you fall ill, the quality of healthcare in Germany is very high. Ask your hotel to help organize a doctor’s visit or visit the nearest pharmacy (Apotheke). Even the smallest towns will have a 24 hour pharmacy and English is widely spoken.
English is widely spoken in Germany, especially in larger cities and among young people. You may encounter some difficulties in Hockenheim or small towns nearby; learning a few German phrases and having a smartphone translation app at the ready will help and could also make you some new friends! Click here for some useful German phrases.
Germany is a very safe country for tourists, with very low rates of violent crime. Petty thefts and pick pocketing do occur however, especially in larger cities. Keep a close eye on your belongings in crowded situations, such as on public transport or at the track. Be careful with your alcohol consumption at the track, and steer clear of drunken fans looking to pick a fight!
The German Grand Prix is held at the height of the European summer. You can reasonably expect warm, sunny weather at the Hockenheimring. The average daily temperature range for July in Hockenheim is a maximum of 26°C (79°F) and a minimum of 16°C (61°F). Rainfall is not uncommon however, so pack a poncho or light rain jacket in addition to your hat and sunscreen.

3 thoughts on “Travel Basics – German Grand Prix”

  1. Hi,
    This is my first time attending F1 race, can you please guide me on the following;

    1- When would the german F1 race starts on Sunday?
    2- At earliest time or as late as possible time to reach to track?
    3- After the race finishes, can we go to track to reach closer to podium to see podium ceremony?
    4- What else can we do on race day, like are the drivers going to visit the grandstands and how is it possible to get autograph or a picture with them. Anything else exciting that i could do on race day, like coming in early would give me any benefit or staying late would give me the chance to meet the drivers or something like that.

    Would really appreciate if you could guide me as being newbie.

    Thanks,
    Regards
    Furqan

    1. Dear Furqan,

      Your questions are interesting to me. I have almost the same questions as I go this yeat. I think you have been there last year.

      Could you share some information regarding your questions?

      Thank you in advanced.

      Best,
      Billy

      1. Hi Billy, I went to the race last year. Here’s my answers.
        1- When would the german F1 race starts on Sunday? The race starts at 3:10pm. More info in Trackside.
        2- At earliest time or as late as possible time to reach to track? Up to you. There will be support races on earlier if you want to see them. For race day, I’d suggest getting there no later than 10am.
        3- After the race finishes, can we go to track to reach closer to podium to see podium ceremony? Yes, you can!
        4- What else can we do on race day, like are the drivers going to visit the grandstands and how is it possible to get autograph or a picture with them. Anything else exciting that i could do on race day, like coming in early would give me any benefit or staying late would give me the chance to meet the drivers or something like that. Drivers don’t normally do autograph signing on race day. This session is normally held on Saturday. You can also walk around the different parts of the track and check out different views, maybe when the support races are on. Enjoy!

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