F1 cars on the Nordschleife, 12-hour highlight and classics: The Nürburgring highlights in September


Sebastian Vettel in a Formula 1 car on the Nordschleife, endurance races in a double pack and the anniversary edition of the 1000 kilometre race: At the Nürburgring, fans can look forward to a hot autumn. Two weekends in particular will attract fans to the Eifel in September: the ADAC 1000-kilometre race (16 September) and the 12h Nürburgring together with Red Bull Formula Nürburgring (9 & 10 September).

A brief portrait of the highlights: 

Red Bull Formula Nürburgring & 12h Nürburgring | 9 & 10 September
Formula 1 cars on the legendary Nordschleife: On Saturday, 9 September, a dream of many motorsport fans will come true. On this day, Sebastian Vettel will drive his 2011 World Championship car through the Green Hell. In addition to the four-time world champion, Daniel Ricciardo, team-mate Yuki Tsunoda, Ralf Schumacher and Mathias Lauda will also be driving on the Nordschleife. The latter will take a seat in the car of his father Niki Lauda during the spectacular show run. In addition to the emotional highlights, a thrilling programme awaits at the Red Bull Formula Nürburgring in the Müllenbachschleife. A powerful mix of cars from Nascar, DTM and other series is expected to heat up the fans. The Red Bull Drift Brothers will also be there to impress the audience with their skills. The appearance of trial freestyle ace Adrian Guggemos or Aras Gibieža - one of the best stunt riders in the world - is also eagerly awaited. Freestyle motocross pro Luc Ackermann will also be represented. At just 19, he jumped his first double backflip and was the youngest rider to achieve this feat. He will also demonstrate one or two spectacular jumps at the Nürburgring, seemingly pushing the limits of physics. The visitors in the wide round of the Müllenbachschleife get to see everything up close.

They will also see the start of the 12h Nürburgring, which will take to the entire Nürburgring circuit for the first time on Saturday. From 3:30 p.m., it's all over the entire Grand Prix circuit including the Müllenbachschleife and AMG Arena and, of course, the legendary Nordschleife. For six hours, it's all about the best placings - until the chequered flag is waved in the darkness at 9:30 pm. As usual, the BMW M Power Grandstand (T3), the Bilstein Grandstand (T4) and the AMG Grandstand (T4a) promise an excellent view of the action and the pit lane. On Sunday, 10 September, the second part of the 12h Nürburgring awaits. This time, the lights go green at exactly 12 noon on the slightly shorter combination of Nordschleife and sprint track. The finish is at 6 pm. Around the weekend, there is also a lot to experience off the race track. The supporting programme ranges from the open paddock to autograph sessions and offers in the ring°boulevard.

ADAC 1000 Kilometre Race | 16 September
A big name at the Nürburgring: 70 years ago, the 1000 kilometre race took place on the Nordschleife for the first time. Legendary races and stories followed. One of them: In 1983, Stefan Bellof drove the eternal lap record of 6:11.13 minutes during the 1000 kilometres. In the meantime, the event has developed into an impressive showcase of historic racing cars. In 2023, too, more than 100 cars with about 300 drivers will take to the starting line on Saturday, 16 September. Among them: legendary racing cars from earlier times such as Porsche 911 RSR or BMW 635 CSI as well as DTM touring cars from the 80s and 90s. Tickets for the race are available for 26 euros - access to the paddock and all grandstands included. 

Porsche Sports Cup | 01 - 03 September
A weekend dedicated to the sports cars from Zuffenhausen - with free admission. The Porsche Sports Cup will be held on the first weekend in September at the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring. The schedule is packed with different racing series: Road and race cars alike, sprint and endurance races, beginners and experienced drivers. What they all have in common: the Porsche brand. Spectators can experience the racing action free of charge - and marvel at the numerous 911s in the paddock.

Nürburgring Endurance Series | 23 September
After the 12h Nürburgring at the beginning of the month, the Nürburgring Endurance Series enters the decisive phase of the season on Saturday, 23 September. At the penultimate race of the year, the course is set: in the battle for the championship and class victories, but also in the preparations for the coming year. Visitors to the last race of the year have often been the first to see the cars, drivers and teams of the future. A ticket for the four-hour race with more than 100 cars costs 20 euros - admission to the grandstands, the paddock, the starting grid and the motorsport experience museum ring°werk included.

Events in September 2023:
01 - 03 September Porsche Sports Cup
02 September RCN & GLP
09 - 10 September 12h Nürburgring & Red Bull Formula Nürburgring
16 September ADAC 1000 kilometre race 
29 September - 01 October ADAC/RGB season finale