- A look into the past: the Bosch Hockenheim Historic from 6 to 8 May
- Full programme: Eleven series represent the entire spectrum of classic racing
- Family-friendly and up close: day tickets are available starting at 10 euros
The 2022 motorsport season has only just begun at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg when a real highlight awaits the fans with the “Bosch Hockenheim Historic – The Jim Clark Revival”. Eleven racing series with more than 500 participants will come together at the popular event, bringing the glamour of old times back to the present and honouring one of the greatest racers of all time: Jim Clark. The two Formula 1 World Championship titles won by the talented Scotsman in the 1963 and 1965 seasons still resound just as much as his tragic death in an accident during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim on 7 April 1968.
A special highlight in the varied programme of the Bosch Hockenheim Historic will undoubtedly be the spectacular racing cars of the Group C Supercup. More than 1000 HP in qualifying, and that with an empty weight of only around 800 kilograms, made impressive lap times and top speeds possible for the rockets, which were also visually impressive. “In qualifying, we went through the forest at almost 370 km/h,” remembers Bernd Schneider, who won the 1991 Interseries race in Hockenheim in a Porsche 962C.
Equally impressive were the giants of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup. The rules of the legendary CanAm series were characterised above all by an economical use of rules. This pushed the designers’ fantasies and thus also the technical data of the racing cars into previously undreamt-of spheres. Up to 1400 HP became possible, and that with chassis and aerodynamic configurations that corresponded to the state of knowledge of 50 years ago. Even then, not every racing driver voluntarily sat down in such a horsepower monster.
Historic GT, sports and touring cars are also at the core of the Lotus Cup Europa, the Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge and the Dunlop Gentle Drivers ’65, which is open to GT and racing sports cars from 1947 to 1965.
Historic Formula 2: A place for Legends
Formula racing enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic. What would a reminiscence of Jim Clark be without the participation of the Historic Formula 2, which is inextricably linked to the history of the Hockenheimring even in the years after Clark’s death? The “Jim Clark Memorial Race” was the scene of memorable appearances in the Formula 2 European Championship in the 1970s. Big names such as Stuck, Hailwood, Peterson, Quester, Ickx, Regazzoni, Surer, Winkelhock or Bellof made history with their wheel-to-wheel duels on the forest straights and in the Motodrom and became legends.
A special spectacle is to be expected from the Lurani Trophy. Founded in 1958 by the Italian Count Johnny Lurani, Formula Junior became the career springboard for later champions such as Clark, Surtees, Rindt and Hulme.
BOSS GP, which unites younger monoposti from Formula 1, Indycar and GP2, also stands for historic formula racing at its best. The Historic Race Car Association is dedicated to the legendary junior Formula Ford, Vau, Super Vau and Formula 3. The Raceclub Germany is the home of the various single-seater categories up to Formula 1. And the Historic Formula Vau Europe is exclusively about one of the most successful junior Formulas in history, which has produced, among others, later world champions like Niki Lauda or Keke Rosberg.
Tickets at a low price: the focus is on the fan
And the best thing about it is that you can see, smell and touch it all. The fans are just as much a fundamental part of the fascination of the Bosch Hockenheim Historic as the participants themselves. There are no walls or barriers in the paddock, just family-friendly prices. Friday tickets start at just 10 euros, day tickets for Saturday and Sunday start at 30 euros, and those who want to experience the entire weekend up close will pay 45 euros. And for those who like it a bit more exclusive, VIP tickets are available from 200 euros. Tickets are available via the online ticket shop (www.hockenheimring.de/tickets) or by calling the hotline on +49(0)6205 950-222. For more information, visit www.hockenheim-historic.de.