One of Germany’s most famous circuits has been added to the RENNSPORT list of racetracks.
The Nürburgring, located in the Eifel mountains of western Germany, has been a mecca for motorsports fans for nearly a century. Originally built in the 1920s as a way to boost tourism in the region, the track has since become one of the most iconic and challenging racing circuits in the world. Records have been broken, milestones have been achieved and heroes have been made: The 5,148 km long GP circuit is looking back on a history in motorsports spanning decades. As one of the racetracks being driven in ESL R1 races it can now add more milestones in the digital sphere of motorsport. We took a lot of heart and energy into implementing the GP course with pinpoint accuracy.
The Nürburgring’s history is long and storied, with some of the greatest drivers in history having raced on its twisting and undulating tarmac. The original track, known as the Nordschleife, was built in 1927 and measured over 22 kilometers in length. It quickly gained a reputation as one of the most challenging and dangerous tracks in the world, with narrow roads, blind corners, and unforgiving barriers lining the circuit.
In the aftermath of Nicky Lauda’s incident in 1976, the German GP returned to the Nürburgring after major improvements to create a safer racing environment, including demolishing the start/finish area of the Nordschleife as well as major parts of the Südschleife. Ever since then, additions such as the Mercedes-Benz Arena and a rebuilt pit area added to the legend and gave the racetrack the face that motorsports enthusiasts can now recognize in RENNSPORT. Today, the Nürburgring is used for a wide range of events, including the German Grand Prix, endurance races like the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, and even music festivals and other cultural events. The close connection between the past, the present, and the future is also visible between race weekends.
If you want to get more insights into how racetracks are being integrated into our sim, we kindly invite you to stay tuned to our channels…