It is the cradle of a an entire generation of Swiss racing drivers; one of them: The Castiron, who attended in Hockenheim the licence courses to obtain his racing driver’s licences, first that one for debutants and then the International FIA-Racing Driver Licence. Notable aspect: it was the old long race track, with the two chicanes in the very fast sections leading through the forest.
Hockenheimring, the place where it all began, the place of highs and lows, the place of many competitions and experiences. Due to the ban of circuit races in Switzerland, Hockenheim is the second home for many Swiss race-car drivers.
Several track variations, different vehicles and quite a broad variety of competitions and The Castiron: the old long circuit, the new circuit, the old and the new short circuit and the „Sachskurve“ – licence courses, circuit races, trackdays and drift contests, in general on the sunny side, in particular with shadow.
Collisions with the crash barriers and an opponent, a rollover, a blown tyre rear left in a right bend are noteworthy as some lowlights and more or less necessary experiences – that’s a racing driver’s life, too. Go on, keep on track!
Part II will bring you closer to the Hockenheimring.
See you next Friday. - God bless you, all the best! The Castiron