Successful FIA track acceptance for season start: Nürburgring continues to meet highest safety standard


The Nürburgring will continue to receive its international track licences for the next three years. This is the result of the successful track inspection by officials of the FIA, the International Automobile Federation. After the detailed inspection of the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track, one thing is certain: the Nürburgring is ideally equipped for the season and can continue to host top-class motorsport. The track licences are valid until 2025.

During the track inspection, the officials around the FIA track inspectors Roland Bruynseraede and Oliver Grodowski checked the entire 26 kilometres of the Nürburgring. Criteria were the condition of the track, the size of the run-off zones, the number and position of safety fences, tyre piles and other points on the Grand Prix Track and the Nordschleife. The FIA subsequently came to the conclusion that the track and its safety facilities continue to meet the standards set. 

Following the inspection, the Grand Prix Track of the Nürburgring is awarded the "FIA Grade 1". This is the highest category of the world governing body FIA for the safety standard and performance of a race track. Only a few can boast this quality mark worldwide. Licensing is a prerequisite for international top racing series up to Formula 1 to be allowed to race on the track. The Grand Prix Track, opened in 1984, has always had the "FIA Grade 1" and has maintained this status ever since thanks to various measures.

The Nordschleife has also passed its test without any problems. Due to the massive investments in the safety of the circuit in recent years, as well as the ongoing maintenance and modernisation of the 95-year-old circuit, the "FIA Grade 3T" standard will continue to apply here. This means that the world's longest permanent race track can continue to host international GT3 motorsport such as the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring or the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as the World Touring Car Championship.

The track licences have now been confirmed for the duration of the next three years through the successful audit. The next inspection is usually due in 2025.