Three years after its last appearance at Hockenheim, the BOSS GP Racing Series will be back at the start of the traditional event in honour of Jim Clark next weekend. We have summarised everything you need to know.
Tens of thousands of fans will return to the Motodrom from 6 to 8 May 2022 to honour the widely honoured Scottish racing driver Jim Clark, who tragically lost his life in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim in 1968. They will all bring the past back to life this weekend through intense racing action.
However, the organisers of the Bosch Hockenheim Historic are not afraid of building a bridge to the modern age. And so the BOSS GP Racing Series has not only been a regular part of the Jim Clark Revival for years, but also a real crowd-puller. The Big Open Single Seater series was born out of a fundamental question: What should be done with the numerous old cars from classes such as Formula 1, IndyCar, GP2, Auto GP, A1 GP, Superleague Formula or even the World Series? Put them in a museum? Or bring them back to the race track? The answer was obvious. And so the BOSS GP 2022 enters its 28th season this coming weekend. Here are the entrants for the first of six season events in 2022:
|1||Ingo Gerstl||AUT||Top Speed||Open||Toro Rosso||2006||F1 – STR1|
|7||Ulf Ehninger||DEU||ESBA Racing||Open||Benetton||1997||F1 – B197|
|8||Phil Stratford||GBR||Penn Elcom Racing||Open||Benetton||1997||F1 – B197|
|10||Harald Schlegelmilch||LVA||HS Engineering||Formula||Dallara||2012||World Series V8 – T12|
|15||Christian Ferstl||AUT||Team Top Speed||Formula||Dallara||2011||GP2|
|22||Michael Aberer||AUT||AM Motorsport||Formula||Dallara||2005||GP2|
|27||Marco Ghiotto||ITA||Scuderia Palladio||Formula||Dallara||2011||GP2|
|28||Bruno Jarach||ITA||Eesti Motorsport||Formula||Dallara||2008||GP2|
|31||Paul O’Connell||IRE||HS Engineering||Formula||Dallara||2012||World Series V8 – T12|
|32||Simone Colombo||ITA||MM International||Formula||Dallara||2017||GP2|
|37||Luca Martucci||ITA||MM International||Formula||Dallara||2011||GP2|
|43||Giancarlo Pedetti||ITA||Nannini Racing||Formula||Dallara||2014||GP2|
|44||Thomas Jakoubek||AUT||Team Top Speed||Formula||Dallara||2008||GP2|
|46||Alexander Seibold||DEU||Seibold Auto + Sport||Formula||Dallara||2005||GP2|
|47||Walter Steding||DEU||Scuderia Palladio||Formula||Dallara||2011||GP2|
|51||Zdenek Chovanec Lopez||CZE||MM International||Formula||Dallara||2011||GP2|
|66||Andreas Fiedler||DEU||Fiedler Racing||Formula||Dallara||2008||GP2|
|110||Bianca Steiner||AUT||Steiner Motorsport||Formula||Dallara||2005||GP2|
|111||Alexander Geier||AUT||Geier Racing||Super Lights||Tatuus||2003||World Series by Renault|
|115||Andreas Hasler||AUT||Hasler Motorsport||Super Lights||Dallara||2009||World Series by Nissan|
In addition to the BOSS GP Racing Series, five other formula series will be part of the Bosch Hockenheim Historic: Formula 2, plus the Historic Race Car Association‘s racing cars represent the legendary junior Formula Ford, Vee, Super Vee and Formula 3. The Raceclub Germany is home to various single-seater categories up to Formula 1. The Lurani Trophy is a reminiscence of the legendary Formula Junior, which formed the springboard for a great career for countless top talents. And the Historic Formula Vee Europe is, as the name suggests, about one of the most successful and long-lived junior formulas in history. They all open up a glimpse into a past in which perhaps not everything was more beautiful, but in which legends were written and which is associated with numerous and varied memories, not only among older racing fans.
Fans of historic touring cars, GTs and prototypes will also get their money’s worth at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic. Five other racing series are dedicated to the automotive jewels with roofs, some of which date back to the 1950s, and which offer absolute highlights in the colourful programme of the traditional event, and not only in the form of the brute racers of the legendary Group C.
Timetable and livestream:
Friday, 6 May 2022
12:40–13:10 Free Practice 1
16:45–17:15 Free Practice 2
Saturday, 7 May 2022
15:30 Race 1 (20 minutes) LIVESTREAM
Sunday, 8 May 2022
15:55 Race 2 (25 minutes) LIVESTREAM
Side events at the Hockenheim Historic
An event like the Bosch Hockenheim Historic thrives above all on interaction with the fans. The paddock and pit area are open and visible to everyone. All the action on the race track will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday via a large video screen in the Sachs Curve, so that the spectators in the inner grandstand will be well informed at all times about what is happening on the rest of the 4.5-kilometre Grand Prix circuit. In addition, a wide range of information is displayed on the big screen. And if you want to enjoy some quiet time before, during or after your visit to the paddock and grandstands, you can simply visit the Jim Clark exhibition in the congress pavilion.
The ticket prices reflect the family character of the event. Friday tickets start at 10 euros, day tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available from 30 euros, and those who want to experience the entire weekend up close and personal can get in for 45 euros. And for those who like it a bit more exclusive, VIP packages are available from 200 euros. Tickets are available via the online ticket shop or by calling the hotline at +49 6205 950 222.
Picture: Michael Kavena/BOSS GP