Review F1 and OPEN: Hockenheimring 2024
mai 14, 2024

More than 30,000 spectators attended the ADAC Hockenheim Historic 2024. The traditional event was also the season opener of the BOSS GP Racing Series.

The paddock was already filled to the brim on Friday morning, with a large number of spectators showing their interest in the valuable BOSS GP racing cars. Some visitors were lucky enough to get up close to the cars during guided tours. The signatures of the BOSS GP drivers were also extremely popular at the autograph sessions on the pit roof. The impressive number of 21 participants started into the 30th season of the BOSS GP Racing Series on Friday.

Thomas Jakoubek in the Lotus F1 car from the year 2010

F1 und OPEN

Thomas Jakoubek’s (AUT, Top Speed) Lotus T127 was seen in action for the first time in the BOSS GP F1 class. The Hockenheim Historic in honour of Lotus legend Jim Clark was a very appropriate venue for the premiere of this car from 2010. Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed) suffered a rare technical defect in his Toro Rosso STR1. Ulf Ehninger (GER, ESBA-Racing) therefore left the first race weekend as championship leader in his beautiful Benetton B197.

As part of the BOSS GP event at the Hockenheimring, another historic Formula 1 car was on display on the track: The restored Ferrari 310B from 1997 ran for the very first time in more than 25 years. The Austrian Top Speed team breathed new life into Michael Schumacher’s ex-car. The original 12-cylinder Ferrari engine is still installed. The car was driven by the German Erich Zech.

OPEN winner Pizzonia and F1 winner Ehninger

The races were dominated by former Formula 1 driver Antonio Pizzonia (BRA, HS Engineering) from the OPEN class in the Dallara World Series 4.5, who thanked the spectators in the south bend with donuts on the final lap.

Photos: Angelo Poletto/BOSS GP

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