13 September, Tuesday

Vehicles and ultrasound equipment for DRK rescue service Nürburgring

With two new emergency vehicles and a mobile ultrasound device, the equipment of the DRK rescue service Nürburgring has been expanded. With a new all-terrain and wadeable Unimog as well as a retrofitted command vehicle, the Medical Service Nürburgring of the DRK-Kreisverband Ahrweiler e.V. can support operations at events and in the region. The new ultrasound device enables the team to make...
Vehicles and ultrasound equipment for DRK rescue service Nürburgring


With two new emergency vehicles and a mobile ultrasound device, the equipment of the DRK rescue service Nürburgring has been expanded. With a new all-terrain and wadeable Unimog as well as a retrofitted command vehicle, the Medical Service Nürburgring of the DRK-Kreisverband Ahrweiler e.V. can support operations at events and in the region. The new ultrasound device enables the team to make diagnoses as quickly as possible. The new purchases were supported, among other things, by the financial commitment of the Nürburgring operating company. Nürburg. The staff of the DRK Medical Service take care of the needs of many patients, large and small. Whether it's injuries to event visitors, injuries to racing drivers or various emergency missions in the region: the team of the modern racetrack hospital is on duty all year round and even accompanies rescue helicopter missions in the entire district and beyond. With the acquisition of a mobile ultrasound device, the German Red Cross at the Nürburgring is now doubly equipped for quick diagnoses of people who have had accidents. With the support of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, a second mobile ultrasound device was purchased for the emergency ambulance. In case of doubt, this can save lives by providing the fastest possible sonography with display on the tablet screen. The evaluation at the scene of the emergency provides valuable information for the choice of a possible target hospital. In addition to its operations on and off the racetracks, the DRK-Nürburgring is also committed to providing the best possible care for the citizens of the Adenau region with the new equipment and, if necessary, supports the colleagues of the DRK rescue station in Adenau when they are not available. Powerful vehicles for operations at major events and in the regionIn addition to the ultrasound device, the DRK rescue service at the Nürburgring now also has a modified Unimog that is capable of off-road use and wading. This can be used in the adjacent off-road park of the Nürburgring as well as in the numerous camping areas during major events. If necessary, the Unimog can also be called upon district-wide to provide support in the event of major disasters. Talks are underway with the district administration on this. The extended equipment of the vehicle includes a respirator, ECG, suction and emergency backpack, scoop stretcher and vacuum mattress. If necessary, the equipment can be supplemented by a sling stretcher. The new command vehicle is also in use at major events at the Nürburgring. Like the Unimog, it is also available for regional operations in the event of major incidents or a mass casualty incident. The vehicle is a gift from the Ober-Ramstadt fire brigade as part of the flood relief. A delegation from Ober-Ramstadt brought the vehicle to the district during the flood disaster to hand it over to the DRK rescue service Nürburgring. The vehicle was refitted with state-of-the-art technology by the team itself. In addition, the company Stefan Manheller from Meuspath assisted with the repainting, the company Landstorfer in Bonn with the sticking in the DRK ring design and Alexander Krahe from the district fire brigade association Ahrweiler, who established the contact to Ober-Ramstadt. All in all, the DRK-Nürburgring was able to gain important building blocks in the medical care at and around the Nürburgring with the new acquisitions.

Photovoltaic system implemented in partnership with Wi SOLAR


A new photovoltaic system has been installed on the roof of the motorsport experience museum ring°werk at the Nürburgring. With this investment, the versatile motorsport and event location is further developing its sustainability. The system was implemented in partnership with the internationally successful service provider Wi SOLAR from Kaisersesch. The company from the region is now also the name sponsor of the ring°kartbahn. The photovoltaic system on the roof of the ring°werk directly next to the Grand Prix circuit is 3,500m² in size. The Nürburgring uses the annual yield of 500,000 kWh entirely for its own energy supply and thus covers around 10% of its annual electricity requirements. The CO2 emissions avoided by the newly installed plant amount to 238,973 kg per year. "The Nürburgring already obtains 100% green electricity, now we have taken the next step," explains the Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Christian Stephani. "For us, the investment in solar energy is a further development of our sustainability. In addition to our role as an economic driver and as a location for the development of mobility, we also attach importance to making further progress in environmental and climate protection." Name sponsoring: ring°kartbahn powered bei Wi SOLARThe construction of the new photovoltaic system was implemented with the company Wi SOLAR. The focus of the service provider is the professional use of solar energy in the sectors of construction, trade, commerce, industry and logistics. In addition, a further partnership was concluded with Wi SOLAR, which includes, among other things, a name sponsorship of the ring°kartbahn. This will now be called "powered by Wi SOLAR". To ensure that the performance of the new photovoltaic system is also clearly visible to all visitors, an information board with the current values of energy generation through solar energy is to be installed in the kart track. Thematically, ring°kartbahn, the photovoltaic system and Wi SOLAR go well together, because here the visitors exclusively go chasing for fastest times with the electric karts from RIMO.

Nürburgring extends contract with AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix


The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will remain an integral part of the Nürburgring event calendar in the long term. The operators of the race track and the organisers of the classic event agreed at an early stage to continue their cooperation until 2028. The largest classic car racing event in continental Europe will continue to take place in mid-August in the future. The extension of the event contract was already decided one year before the original contract expires in 2023 and thus underlines the good cooperation. Next year, the 50th AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix will celebrate a "round birthday" and the conclusion of the contract guarantees that this edition will be followed by several more. "We are very pleased to ensure continuity - not only for our spectators in the grandstands, but above all to remain an important fixed point in the annual calendar for teams and drivers. The agreement with our partners at the Nürburgring also gives us security for all subsequent planning," says Wolfgang Schulz as co-managing director of the organisers' association.  The signing of the contract is also an important signal for the operators of the race track: "The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix represents the entire motorsport history of our race track," explains the Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Ingo Böder. "The vehicles that compete here have fascinated visitors to the 'Green Hell' for decades and bring the great moments to life. That's why we're delighted to be able to experience this highlight at the Nürburgring for the long term."

Apprentices start their careers at full throttle


Twelve new trainees have successfully started their careers at the Nürburgring. From now on, the young employees will be working at full throttle at the operating company and in the Nürburgring Hotels and Holiday Park operated by Lindner. The event location is one of the strong trainers and employers in the region with a wide range of job profiles. Including the apprentices in their second and third year of training, 28 young people are currently gaining experience at the Nürburgring for their vocational qualification in various fields. > more information and vacancies How does the operational business of a race track work, how are the processes in the Nürburgring Congress Hotel, how is an event accompanied by the media? At the beginning of their training, the young professionals were given numerous insights into the Nürburgring companies as well as their tasks and processes. During the familiarisation week, there was a lot to learn about the multifunctional event location's diverse portfolio. Subsequently, the commercial trainees of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG will spend their training period in all departments of the company, including Communications, Events & Operations, Sales & Partner Management and Track Management. More specific apprenticeships of the Nürburgring operator - such as IT specialist or automotive mechatronics technician - the apprentices learn in the specialist departments such as the IT department or the Nürburgring Driving Academy. At the Nürburgring Hotels operated by Lindner and at the holiday park, apprenticeships are currently being offered in the professions of chef, hotel specialist and the dual degree programme "International Business Management - focus on hotel management". At nü GmbH & Co. KG, one apprentice is currently completing his training as a media designer for image and sound. Anyone who wants to follow the example of the Nürburgring trainees can already do so. For 2023, the Nürburgring is looking for the following career starters, among others: Event clerks, office management clerks, event technology specialists or hotel management trainees. Different job opportunities at the Destination NürburgringWith 350 permanent employees and over 1,100 temporary staff, Destination Nürburgring is one of the strong employers in the region. Diverse career opportunities also await professionals and career changers at the Nürburgring companies. In addition to Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG as the operating company of the race track and event locations, you will find Lindner Hotels AG as the manager of the Nürburgring Hotels and the holiday park, VLN VV GmbH & Co. KG - organiser of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as nü GmbH & Co. KG and Nürburgring eSports GmbH & Co. KG.

"Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel" - Exhibition honours the life of Sabine Schmitz


The Nürburgring pays tribute to former racing driver Sabine Schmitz with a very personal exhibition. Under the title "Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel", private and racing moments from her life will be brought to life for fans. The exhibition will open in the circuit's own museum ring°werk on Friday, 27 May, just in time for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. Full of joie de vivre, always with an easy joke on her lips and always available for a souvenir photo - that's how the fans knew Sabine Schmitz and that's how everyone remembers her. Her fellow racers, on the other hand, often only knew the rear of her car. Especially on the legendary Nordschleife, the woman from Nürburg, who was born not far from the race track, drove away from many of them - for 15 years alone in a Frikadelli Racing Porsche. She was the first woman to win the 24-hour race and she showed her fellow drivers in the BMW Ring Taxi the Green Hell in her unique way. Through her successes and her unmistakable manner, Sabine Schmitz became a popular figure all over the world and through her lived connection to her homeland, she became the figurehead of the Nürburgring. Fans all over the world eventually christened her "Queen of the Nürburgring". Personal exhibition - from racing suit to pianoAfter her much too early death last year, the Nürburgring already honoured Sabine Schmitz for her successes and achievements with her own section of the Nordschleife - the greatest and extremely rare honour. Now, with the support of her family and friends, an exhibition follows in the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. It gives fans a very personal insight into the life of Sabine Schmitz. On display are motor sport stations and successes. But also private moments and exhibits that have not yet been seen in public. Her racing suits, the piano she played at Christmas, her love of painting and animals. All this belonged to Sabine Schmitz, this made her unmistakable and all this is shown in the exhibition "Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel". From 27 May, visitors can see the ring°werk exhibition. In addition, many other exhibition areas with winning cars and racing drivers as well as hands-on attractions and 4D cinemas all about the history of the Nürburgring await visitors. © Björn Schüller

Nürburgring continues partnership with Coca-Cola


Coca-Cola has been the naming right partner for the lounge area of the BMW M Power Grandstand since 2019. Now the successful partnership will be continued - the contract has been extended until 2025. The attractive VIP area of the main grandstand directly on the start and finish straight offers a direct view of the starting grid and the action in the pit lane. In addition to the contract for the naming rights with the beverage manufacturer, the Nürburgring is simultaneously continuing the existing partnership for the delivery rights with Coca-Cola. Those who want to experience motorsport up close and in an exclusive ambience are in exactly the right place in the Coca-Cola business°lounge. A total of seven lounge segments, which are completely glazed towards the race track, provide a unique view of the action. On 200 square metres per segment, the full VIP experience is offered, from catering to live broadcasts on the screens. In addition, there are around 80 business seats each for real motorsport enjoyment in the covered outdoor area. In total, the Coca-Cola business°lounge has a versatile area of 1,750 m². Up to 600 people can experience the many major events here. In addition, the unique atmosphere is suitable for conferences, workshops, evening events or corporate events that leave a lasting impression on all participants. All further information is available here.

Green light for the start of the season: Construction work at the Nürburgring successfully completed


This year's construction work at the Nürburgring is being successfully completed - just in time for the start of track operations next week. The final work is currently being completed. 2.5 kilometres of the legendary race track have been renewed over the past four months. Almost every year, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG uses the winter season for extensive work on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Track. In the past few years alone, those responsible have invested 12.5 million euros in the modernisation and maintenance of the track as well as in the expansion of the safety facilities. 2.5 kilometres of race track. In less than 4 months. In the middle of winter. As always, the conditions for the construction work on the longest permanent race track in the world were challenging. New asphalt had to be laid on the seemingly endless straight, the Döttinger Höhe. Together with the following fast and demanding passages: Antoniusbuche, Tiergarten and the Hohenrain chicane. Fresh asphalt on the now 95-year-old Nordschleife means: the track is being renewed from the ground up. Powerful machines are removing large parts of all the existing layers. The underlying soil is then reinforced. This is the only way the asphalt can withstand the extreme loads for the next 20 years. "Continuously maintaining around 25 kilometers of race track is an enormous task," explains project manager Alexander Schnobel. He has been working for the track operator for more than 20 years and knows the requirements like no other: "It's not just about new asphalt, but also about maintaining the unique characteristics of the track." For the track construction, the Nürburgring relies, among other things, on a particularly sustainable recycling process. The old base course is first removed, then processed by special machines and finally reinstalled as a new mixture. Just in time for the start of March, the track is now ready: From the Döttinger Höhe up to and including the Hyundai N curve of the Grand Prix Track, there is now brand new asphalt. In addition, further safety equipment was also installed during the construction work this year: 300 metres of new FIA catch fence now stands on the Nordschleife between the Kallenhard and Wehrseifen sections.  In total, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG invested a total of 2.5 million euros in the maintenance and expansion of safety this year. If you add up the measures since 2015, more than 12.5 million euros have been invested in modernisation and expansion. In this way, the operators will continue to secure the Nürburgring as a motorsport and development location in the future - with international top-class sport as well as many other usage formats such as the development drives of the industrial pool or the popular tourist drives. The latter will open the season at the Nürburgring on 12 March with the first barrier opening in 2022. One week later, from 18 to 20 March, race cars will drive over the new asphalt of the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Track for the first time during the test and set-up sessions. Investments in the Nürburgring - an overview of the past years: 2015: 1 million euros New asphalt in the Eschbach area  Asphalt work on and next to the Grand Prix Track 2016: 1 million euros New asphalt Quiddelbacher Höhe & Flugplatz New FIA safety fences at Schwedenkreuz, Metzgesfeld, Stefan-Bellof-S, etc. Information boards for the Nordschleife access road 2017: 1 million euros New asphalt Hatzenbach, Hohe Acht, Hedwigshöhe & Brünnchen  FIA catch fences at Hatzenbach & Kesselchen, among others 2018: 4 million euros New asphalt Schwedenkreuz, Kallenhard, Wehrseifen & Ex-Mühle Further FIA catch fences on the Nordschleife 2019: 1.3 million euros Extensive digitalisation of the Grand Prix circuit 4K track cameras, 17 kilometers of new fibre optic cables Completely renewed race control 2020: 1 million euros New asphalt AMG Arena (Grand Prix Track) New construction of the Nürburgring rallycross track Further infrastructure measures Müllenbachschleife 2021: 1 million euros Digitalisation project for parts of the Nordschleife 4K track cameras & fibre optics from Döttinger Höhe to Hohenrain chicane 2022: 2.5 million euros New asphalt Döttinger Höhe (Nordschleife) to Hyundai N curve (Grand Prix Track) 300 metres of new FIA catch fence between Kallenhard and Wehrseifen

Official Nürburgring Test Days 2022: All Dates and Info


Well prepared for the motorsport year 2022: In March and April, racing teams from all over the world will be diligently testing at the Nürburgring. The Official Test Days on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Track will last a total of eight days. In addition to GT, formula and racing cars from various series, there will be a high-performance test premiere: at the beginning of April, race trucks will prepare for their season at the Nürburgring for the first time. Ring spectators usually only see these heavyweights at the Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix. Overview Official Nürburgring Test Days 2022:  Tryout and Set-up Days18 - 20 MarchNordschleife & Grand Prix Track (sprint track) Test Days for Formula & GT cars28 - 31 March Grand Prix Track (sprint track) ETRC Test Days Nürburgring +++ CANCELLED +++4 & 5 AprilGrand Prix Track (sprint track) "People say it’s best if it passed the Nürburgring test” - this saying has meanwhile been valid for 95 years. Thanks to its challenging and versatile track variations, the Nürburgring has been a sought-after testing ground since its opening in 1927. Today, it convinces more than ever with its high-performance and modern infrastructure - including the newly built Race Control.  The Official Test Days bring the diversity of motorsport to the Green Hell right at the beginning of the season. The start is made by the Tryout and Set-up Days. Traditionally, the engine noises return to the Ring here. From 18 to 20 March, Friday to Sunday, the teams collect their first kilometers of the year. The cars - mainly participants in the Nürburgring Endurance Series and the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring - will then be on the road on the Nordschleife and the sprint version of the Grand Prix Track. Just one week later, from 28 to 31 March, Formula and GT cars will already be testing on the sprint track. On the first two days, the Formula cars from the Formula 3 and 4 junior series will be on the track. On Wednesday and Thursday, the sprint track will be used by numerous race cars from the GT3, TCR touring car and GT4 series. This year, for the first time, trucks from the FIA European Truck Championship (ETRC) will round off the test. The almost 1500-hp race trucks will prepare for their season on Monday, 4 and Tuesday, 5 April. They will not meet again until the Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix at the Nürburgring (15 to 17 July), where they will compete for points for the championship. The extent to which spectators can be present on the grandstands or even in the paddock during the test days will be decided shortly. The Nürburgring will provide information on this on its website and social media channels. However, the hiking and cycling trails along the track will be open to the public as usual.  

Lap record on the Nordschleife: Audi RS 3 fastest in the compact class


With a time of 7:40.748 minutes, the new Audi RS 3 Sedan (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.7 – 8.2 (27.0 – 28.7 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 198 – 188 (318.7 – 302.6 g/mi)) with racing and development driver Frank Stippler at the wheel beat the lap record for the compact class on the Nürburgring Nordschleife by 4.64 seconds. Above all, the torque splitter, with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle, contributed to the record time in the “Green Hell.” The torque splitter will be used in an Audi series model for the first time. “I’m proud of the whole team. Everyone worked hard for this day,” said Audi RS 3** Technical Project Leader Marvin Schwätter when the record time appeared on the board. “When we started development, we didn’t know just how quickly our compact sportscar would really be on the Nordschleife,” he explained. “But over the course of endurance testing, we determined that we could reach very good times and set a new record.” Under ideal external conditions in the Eifel mountain range, they made record time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife – with Audi Sport racing and development driver Frank Stippler at the wheel. Before the record-setting lap, the team only adjusted the tire pressure in the Pirelli P Zero “Trofeo R” semi-slicks to the track conditions. “We don’t have unlimited opportunities to try for a record like this,” said Stippler. “That’s why a little fine tuning is always necessary on the day when it matters – particularly with respect to tire pressure, because that also affects how the torque splitter functions. Our approach was successful. It was a triumphant day all around.” Unmatched acceleration and top speed in the segmentRecords are set based on the legendary five cylinder high-performance engine in the new Audi RS 3. In the latest generation of the compact sportscar, the 2.5 TFSI engine has more torque than ever. The RS 3 Sportback (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.8 – 8.3 (26.7 – 28.3 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 201 – 190 (323.5 – 305.8 g/mi)) and the RS 3 Sedan (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.7 – 8.2 (27.0 – 28.7 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 198 – 188 (318.7 – 302.6 g/mi)) sprint from zero to 100 km (62.14 mph) in 3.8 seconds.With the RS dynamic package and ceramic brakes, they can even reach a top speed of 290 km/h (180.2 mph). That makes the Audi RS 3 the best in its class in terms of acceleration and top speed. Torque splitter for maximum agilityEven during the test phase, with two 8,000 kilometer endurance tests on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Stippler helped optimize the compact sportscar’s lateral-dynamic driving characteristics. “In general, the new RS 3** is much more agile in its driving from the middle of the curve to its end and also when accelerating out of the curve,” said the racing and development driver. “For me, the torque splitter is a quantum leap in terms of agile driving.” The new technology makes fully variable torque distribution between the rear wheels possible. An electronically controlled multiple disc clutch is used on each of the drive shafts for that purpose. For sporty driving, the torque splitter increases the torque on the rear wheel on the outside of the curve with greater wheel load. Due to the difference in propulsive forces, the car turns into the curve even better and follows the steering angle more precisely. This results in optimal stability and maximum agility – especially when cornering at high speeds. RS performance mode specially designed for the racetrack In the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, the characteristics of the torque splitter can be varied in different modes depending on use, road conditions, and preference. In conjunction with the newly developed RS performance driving mode, the torque splitter ensures the least possible understeering and oversteering and therefore a particularly dynamic, sporty ride along the longitudinal axis. This results in earlier acceleration out of corners and thus faster lap times. RS performance mode uses specific engine and transmission characteristics and is specially adjusted to the optional Pirelli P Zero “Trofeo R” semi-slick tires that are available for the first time ex factory – the ideal setup for a record lap on the Nürburgring. *Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used and on the equipment and accessories of the car. Fuel consumption of the models named aboveInformation on fuel/electricity consumption and CO2 emissions in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used and on the equipment and accessories of the car. Audi RS 3 SportbackCombined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.8 – 8.3 (26.7 – 28.3 US mpg)*;Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 201 – 190 (323.5 – 305.8 g/mi)* Audi RS 3 SedanCombined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.7 – 8.2 (27.0 – 28.7 US mpg)*;Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 198 – 188 (318.7 – 302.6 g/mi)*