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Tilkes first activity at the Nürburgring was the construction…




After seven years, the world can look forward to another Formula 1 race at the Nürburgring in 2020. From October 9 to 11, the royal class of motor sports will hold the “Formula 1 Aramco Grand Prix of the Eifel” in front of up to 20,000 spectators.

The Nürburgring, perhaps the most famous race track in the world and the place where our history of building motor sports facilities began. The first contract was the planning for the renewal of an escape route. Little by little new jobs were awarded. Among other things we were awarded with the planning of the Mercedes Benz grandstand, which was successfully completed in 1995 and is today perhaps the most prominent and popular grandstand on the Grand Prix circuit. Due to its location at the end of the start and finish straight, the grandstand allows 5,000 visitors a perfect view of the braking into the Yokohama Curve and the many position battles in the Mercedes Arena. This section is also the trickiest and demands everything from the drivers to find the perfect line. The Mercedes-Arena is probably the most important feature of the “new” Nürburgring anyway. With the completion of the Mercedes-Arena in 2001 the lap length increased from 4.5 to 5.1 km. At the same time, the race track was widened in some places and the run-off zones were also improved, so that today’s Grand Prix track of the Nürburgring meets the requirements of modern racing in every respect.

Total area

94 ha

Track length

5.1 km



Project status

Completed in 2010

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