The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix (7th to 9th August 2020) will be strongly focused on Formula One history. Following the confirmation of the date by the FIA, the organisers are now able to proceed with their preparations at full throttle. The event will include another spectacular demo round. It will feature Formula One cars from the 1970s to 1990s and be focused on cars from Ferrari. The Belgian Jacky Ickx, who claimed race victory, pole position and the fastest lap in the 1972 German Grand Prix in a Ferrari here, will be at the Nürburgring as a guest of honour. The high-speed parade is an ideal complement to the revival round for the Formula One cars from the Ferrari Sharknose era in the early 60s which had previously been confirmed. The revival of the AvD Historic Marathon for touring cars and GTs on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife on Friday (7th August) is also new. All the important previous highlights continue to be part of the weekend program: such as the competition of the pre-war cars, the racing cars from the DRM and DTM, and the sports cars from the 50s for which in 2020 another one-hour race has been scheduled on Saturday night (8th August), among other things. Advance ticket sales for the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix have already begun: up until the end of the year, two tickets for the price of one will be available at the ticket shop of the Nürburgring (www.nuerburgring.de). Afterwards, a 20 per cent early bird discount will be granted up until 30th June. Tickets can be obtained via the Nürburgring or by calling the ticket hotline on +49 1806 570000 (0.20 euros/call from a German landline, maximum mobile phone rate 0.60 euros/call). The link to the ticket shop and additional details and news are available on the homepage at www.avd-ogp.de.
Spectators can expect to witness a unique panorama from Formula One history at the Nürburgring in 2020. The new demo round replaces the previous Formula One race of the Masters Series which cancelled its participation for next year due to a scheduling conflict. However, in terms of history, 2020 will even offer a lot more than previous events: owners of Formula One cars from the 70s to the 90s have announced their participation. Cars driven by Alain Prost, Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger are expected to join the field. Those familiar with Formula One history know that other unforgotten heroes used to race for the Scuderia in those days as well – so there are good chances of a range of further spectacular entries being submitted by the beginning of August. Consequently, this field is a great complement to the demo round of the former Formula One cars going back another decade in history: this round will commemorate the 1961 Grand Prix in which famous drivers like Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips and Hans Herrmann, Graham Hill and Jack Brabham, Bruce McLaren and Jo Bonnier were pitted against each other. Since vehicles of the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association (up until 1965) will again be on track visitors can expect to see a unique panorama of motor racing’s top category. An ideal complement to the Formula One rounds is the FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior cars. The class began to establish itself in the mid-50s as an ideal single-seater category for up-and-coming drivers – several subsequent Grand Prix racers learned their trade here. Since the calendar of this FIA-sanctioned series had to first be confirmed by the FIA World Council its appearance at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, which had been planned a long time in advance, could only be confirmed now as well.
Advance sales: VIP tickets with great bonus up until the end of the year
There’s good news for all those wishing to secure their tickets for the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix now or looking for a Christmas gift for true motorsport fans: advance ticket sales have begun. Up until 31st December 2019, two weekend tickets for the price of one will be available at the ticket shop of the Nürburgring (www.nuerburgring.de). Fans can subsequently save 20 percent on their tickets up until 30th June 2020. Consequently, prices will range between 22.40 euros (one-day ticket Friday) and 52 euros (weekend ticket). Tickets can be booked either by calling the Nürburgring ticket hotline or via the www.eventim.de online shop. Those wishing to witness the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix from a very special perspective can also secure a ticket for the AvD-Historic Paddock Club directly above the pit lane. For 459 euros per ticket, the package includes the exclusive club ambience with a perfect view of the action, catering on all event days, plus the opportunity of a ride through the notorious ‘Green Hell’ in a classic car. An exclusive backstage tour provides extensive peeks behind the scenes. Also included are a VIP parking place, a programme booklet, an AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix lanyard and a current AvD Grand Prix cap. Those booking their packages by 31st December 2019 will receive an extra bonus in the form of a voucher for the current AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix racing pullover worth 45 euros. Packages can either be booked telephonically (+49 69 6606-345) or by email (ogp@@avd..de).
The 26th AvD Historic Marathon will be part of the 48th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2020.
The race on the legendary Nordschleife is designed as a three-hour race for classic cars up to 1976 in compliance with the Appendix K. With the Nürburgring-Trophy the not-Appendix K cars/Youngtimer up to 1996 were integrated into the AvD Historic Marathon, but finishing the race after 100 minutes. The new concept makes the marathon even more attractive after a four-year break.