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Private jet German F1 Grand Prix

The German Formula one (F1) Grand prix is the twelfth race in the 2016 Formula one (F1) season in Hockenheim at the Hockenheimring on the 31st July 2016.

The German Grand Prix is an annual automobile race that has been held most years since 1926, with 75 races having been held. The race has had a remarkably stable history for one of the older Grands Prix, having been held at just three different venues throughout its life; the Nürburgring in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg and on odd occasion AVUS near Berlin. The race continued to be known as the German Grand Prix, even through the era when the race was held in West Germany.

Because West Germany was prevented from taking part in international events in the immediate post-war period, the German Grand Prix only became part of the Formula One World Championship in 1951. It was designated the European Grand Prix four times between 1954 and 1974, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe. It has been organized by AvD (Automobile Club of Germany) since 1926. The well-known ADAC hosts many other races, including a second German F1 race at the Nürburgring from 1995 until 2006 under the title of the European Grand Prix (except for 1997 and 1998 where it was run as the Luxembourg Grand Prix). From 2007 to 2014, there has been only one Grand Prix in Germany, held alternately at the Hockenheimring and the Nürburgring; in 2007, there was no German Grand Prix, instead it was named the 2007 European Grand Prix and held at the Nürburgring, but in subsequent years, the event has been called the German Grand Prix (with the European Grand Prix being held at the Valencia Street Circuit).

In 2006 it was announced that from 2007 until 2010, the German Grand Prix would be shared between the Nürburgring GP circuit (former home of the European and Luxembourg Grand Prix) and the Hockenheimring. The former would hold the races in 2007 and 2009 and the latter in 2008 and 2010. However, the name for the 2007 Grand Prix was later changed. While it was originally intended to be the German Grand Prix, owing to a dispute with Hockenheim over the naming rights of the race, the race was eventually held under the title “Großer Preis von Europa” (European Grand Prix).  By 2009, the circuits appeared to have resolved their disputes as the Nürburgring race was held under the German Grand Prix title.

The 2010 GP, held in Hockenheim, at one stage appeared to be in jeopardy as the track owners, the city and the state of Baden-Württemberg, were not willing anymore to lose money due to the high licensing costs imposed by F1 management. In addition, talks with Bernie Ecclestone were hampered by his Hitler quotes. If the track had been relieved from being the venue, the owners were intending to return the track back to its former layout.  However, on 30 September 2009, it was announced that the circuit had agreed a deal which would keep it on the calendar until 2018, under a new deal which saw the circuit management and FOA sharing the financial burden of hosting the event. This race saw Ferrari violate the “no team orders” rule, Brazilian Felipe Massa let his teammate, Spaniard Fernando Alonso (who was better placed in the championship) on to victory. This alternating pattern has continued, with Hockenheim hosting the race in even years, and the Nürburgring hosting the race in odd years. However, this agreement was sent into doubt, as the official calendar for the 2015 Formula One season did not specify the destination for the 2015 German Grand Prix. According to the alternating agreement, it should have been held at the Nürburgring.  With both the Nürburgring and the Hockenheim ring unable to host the event, the race was cancelled, and dropped from the calendar. The race will return to the calendar in 2016 at Hockenheim, continuing the alternating agreement.

The Hockenheimring lies 8 kilometres away from Speyer airport (EDRY / ZQC) which requires good weather to operate in and out of. The journey time by car is around 15 minutes subject to traffic. The nearest alternate airport is Karlsruhe Baden-Baden airport (EDSB / FKB) which is 75 kilometres away from the Hockenheimring circuit, and takes around 1 hour by car, subject to traffic.   A helicopter transfer from Karlrushe airport will land you at the Hockenheimring in 25 minutes.

Arranging a private jet charter or helicopter transfer with Freedom Air to arrive in style to the German formula one (F1) grand prix in Hockenheim is simple.  The Freedom Air team can be reached on +44 (0) 1275 548001 and to book your next trip.