Sunday 2nd August 1970
The Hockenheim Circuit hosted the German Grand Prix for the first time when the Formula 1 drivers decided at the French Grand Prix to boycott the Nürburgring unless major changes were made. More than 100,000 spectators witnessed Jochen Rindt’s victory in a Lotus-Ford. In the following year the German Grand Prix went back to the Nürburgring until the 1976 German Grand Prix. From 1977 to 2006 the Hockenheimring hosted the German Grand Prix with the exception of 1985 when the Nürburgring Grand Priz track was introduced.