Hockenheim alternates on the F1 calendar with the Nürburgring as the venue for the German Grand Prix. The Hockenheimring has lost something of its allure since the forest straights were removed, but the atmosphere remains fantastic. This 4.574km-long circuit has 17 turns in all - six left-handers and eleven right-handers. The Hockenheimring is a circuit with numerous slow and medium-fast corners, which require a lot of downforce. At the same time, though, the Parabolika is a long flat-out section where straight-line speed is of the essence, as there is an overtaking opportunity under braking into the subsequent hairpin. However, as well as a high top speed you'll also need good braking stability and optimum traction when accelerating out of the corner in order to nail a passing move here.