This 14-mile circuit through the Eifel mountains
is considered to be the toughest test of a racing driver.
THERE'S a tortuous 13 miles of tarmac in the Eifel mountains
of Germany that have come to dominate the development of lots of today's faster cars - and not always in a good way.
On a dry, hot day in the Eifel mountains
, with an air temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and a track equivalent rising beyond 41, the opening Q1 session brought disappointment and some sadness as team owner Frank Williams saw both of his team's drivers eliminated on the weekend of their 600th Grand Prix.
Sykes has every reason to go into this weekend's races expecting to repeat his success in the Eifel mountains
after his dominant start-to-finish victory at the Moscow Raceway in race one last time out.
An emotional Hamilton departed the cold and damp Eifel mountains
with a smile on his face after an inspired performance that left two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari chasing him home in second place.
At the track set among the Eifel mountains
in western Germany, the Brit has had little luck, finishing ninth in 2007 and just 18th in 2009.
The Warwickshire rookie - at 17 the youngest driver to compete in F2's modern era - had already caught the eye with an impressive eighth place on his debut at Spa-Francorchamps and was suitably encouraged for his trip to the spectacular Eifel Mountains
Title leader Button echoed Webber's sentiments about the appalling weather, which is surprising at this time of year, despite a track 650m above sea level and situated in the Eifel mountains
Title leader Button echoed Webber's sentiments about the appalling wet and cold weather, which is surprising at this time of year, despite a track 650m above sea level and being situated in the Eifel mountains
As dark clouds rolled off the Eifel Mountains
and cast their shadow over Formula 1 as it reconvened at the Nurburgring, scene of tomorrow's German Grand Prix, Button is determined to ensure there is no heavy defeat again.
At least the unpredictable weather in the Eifel mountains
will not be such a factor as at Silverstone when cool temperatures greatly affected the running of the tyres, and ultimately performance of Button's car.
The climate in the Eifel mountains
, home of the Nurburgring, will not be too far removed from those experienced in Northamptonshire.