Oct 8, 2020

Carlos Sainz returns to the Nürburgring: "It looks like we'll have mixed conditions and that levels a bit the battle"

Eifel GP, 9th-11th October 2020

Nürburgring (5,148 meters long, 15 corners, in the calendar since 1951)


  • Formula 1 returns this weekend to the legendary Nürburgring, one of the last-minute additions to the calendar following the pandemic of the COVID-19.
  • Carlos Sainz has not driven a Formula 1 car in this track, even though he did compete here in the past when he raced in the Formula 3 Euroseries, the GP3 Series and the Formula Renault 3.5. He won the race on his last visit to the German track.

"Nürburgring is a very complete track, with many different kinds of corners, as it usually is the case with any old-school circuit. Your car has to be good in every aspect for you to be competitive in a place like this. Besides the challenge of discovering a new track in a F1 car, this weekend there’s some uncertainty because it looks like we will have very low temperatures and some rain. I liked mixed conditions, I like the rain, so that is fine for me. On Friday we will be running some of the upgrades we brought to Russia to further understand them and optimize any performance they may give us".

Friday, 9th October 2020
Free Practice 1 – 11:00 local time (11:00 CEST)
Free Practice 2 – 15:00 local time (15:00 CEST)