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German GP Preview: Facts & Stats

Sean Kelly looks back at the history of the German Grand Prix, reviewing the memorable performances and the remarkable records that have been set there throughout the years

As we approach the final third of the 2006 Formula One World Championship, the circus visits Germany for the second time this season, with Hockenheim again playing host to the German Grand Prix.

Surprisingly, Germany did not feature in the inaugural championship of 1950, although it was included in the calendar 12 months later. It was the first of 22 races to be held on the fearsome 14-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife, the second-longest track ever used in championship history (behind Pescara, used only in 1957).

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