The German Grand Prix: Facts and Figures

The German Grand Prix: Facts and Figures

11.07.2018: - AvD has organised German Grand Prix since 1926 - More than 500 people behind the scenes enable the race - Some 3,800 litres of mineral water for track marshals

-   AvD has organised German Grand Prix since 1926

-    More than 500 people behind the scenes enable the race

-   Some 3,800 litres of mineral water for track marshals




This year marks the 77th occasion on which Automobilclub von Deutschland e. V. (AvD) has organised the German Grand Prix to be held at the Hockenheimring on the weekend of 20th to 22nd July.



Even back in 1926 for the inaugural running of this outstanding sporting event on the AVUS circuit in Berlin that had just been officially opened, the AvD was responsible as the event organiser. Then still held as a sportscar race, the event has officially been part of the current top motorsport category since 1934.




Whereas the spectactular single-seaters of the Silver Arrow era were still battling for points in the AIACR European Grand Prix Championship, the results of the race have been included in the classification of the FIA Formula One Championship since 1951.



While the drivers, the race tracks and the regulations changed over the years the AvD as a reliable, constant factor has always guaranteed a precise organisation of the framework of the German Grand Prix, so ensuring regulatory conformance of the race.



In 2018 the AvD continues its tradition as the organiser of the German World Championship round of motorsport’s top category. Not really in the limelight and hardly noticed by many spectators, the dedicated AvD team takes care of a myriad of things without which neither the drivers nor their teams would be able to race.






Some facts and figures pertaining to the German Grand Prix:



-    More than 500 people in various roles ensure safety and smooth operations during the race weekend of the German Grand Prix. They include.



350 track marshals (mostly from the immediate surroundings of the Hockenheimring), additional race control personnel, race physicians, medics, fire fighters, crews for two rescue helicopters, drivers for track sweepers and tow trucks, shuttle drivers, security staff, etc.



-   The race control team is made up of five experts with many years of experience. FIA Formula One race director Charlie Whiting is part of this team as well.


-    During the race weekend (Friday to Sunday) some 14,000 man-hours (incl. race breaks) are worked, which equates to one and a half man-years.


-    275 bags of binding agent to absorb oil and other types of spills are available trackside.



-    259 fire extinguishers (244 x 6 kg + 15 x 9 kg) are available along the track.



-    166 brooms are issued to the track marshals so that the track can be cleaned as quickly as possible when needed.



-    155 radios ensure optimum communications between race control, rescue squads and track marshals.



-   71 sets of flags and ‘safety car’ signs are used during the event and help to ensure fair and safe racing.



-    16 recovery tractors assure that racing cars are quickly pulled off the track after accidents.


-    6 tow trucks return broken-down racing cars to the paddock.


-    6 additional crew vehicles supplement the fleet of FIA track and safety vehicles.

-    4 sweepers ensure that even large areas of dirt on the race track are cleaned up quickly.



-   3 fire engines are on standby around the clock.


-  2 intensive-care rescue helicopters, if necessary, make it possible to transport severely injured persons within a very short period of time while providing optimum on-board medical care.


-    2 refrigerator trucks store beverages for the track marshals – 7,600 bottles (= 3,800 litres) of water. During the day the marshals around the track are supplied with refrigerated beverages from mini buses whenever the track is not used by racing cars.





Additional background knowledge:




-   The AvD equips all marshals with special gloves that also protect them against electrical injuries.


-    The positions of the marshals around the track are not arbitrarily selected but conform to the track licence at 59 defined positions.


-    The hospitals located within a 30-kilometre radius around the circuit are involved in the planning process for the race weekend from the very beginning.


-  The respective access routes to the hospitals were coordinated before the race weekend between the AvD, the police and rescue services. All crews of the emergency ambulances have been provided with the respective maps ensuring quickest and unobstructured transport of patients.


-    Long before the event all organisations involved in the German Grand Prix jointly developed detailed safety and security plans in order to be able to quickly and systematically respond to accidents and potential troublemakers.





AvD – MOBILITY & MORE!



As Germany’s automobile association with the longest tradition the AvD has been representing the interests of motorists since 1899.



With its wide range of services such as worldwide roadside assistance, including its in-house emergency call centre, worldwide vehicle and travel protection, driver training programmes and attractive events the AvD supports the mobility of its members and promotes general traffic safety.



 The founding member of the International Automobile Federation FIA assists some 1.4 million members and customers personally and with individual attention to their needs in any area of mobility and stands for passion all around the automobile.

 

 

 

Malte Dringenberg - photos AVD

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