The Nurburgring track was opened on 18 June 1927, after building work began in 1925,
involving 3000 workers. The Nürburgring hosted this same year the Motorbike Grand Prix and the German Grand Prix for Race Cars. The
new track was soon regarded as the German Race Cours that had no equal any where in the world, and in 1938 it hosts over 200,000
But the Second World War put a stop to all motor sporting activities. In 1950, the first year of the Formula 1
Grand Prix, the "Ring" became international again, and the 1st August 1954 the Nürburgring hosted more than 400,000
spectators for the European Grand Prix.
In 1971 the track was rebuilt, safer but faster. After Niki Lauda's accident in 1976,
the Nürburgring was refused authorisation for Formula 1 races. A new and shorter course with 4.542 m long was opened on 12 May 1984
hosting the European Grand Prix, and in 1985 German Formula 1 was back on the "Ring".
But the Nürburgring didn't
hold another Grand Prix until 1995, won by Michael Schumacher. Since this year there's been every reason to be glad, with the return
of the Formula 1 and Motor Bike Championship, and the Nürburgring has never been as much a part of the region as it is today.
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