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The high-speed nature of the circuit also places a premium on horsepower and engine reliability. At the same time braking performance is also crucial as drivers decelerate from more than 350 km/h to 85 km/h through the chicanes. Nick ...

The high-speed nature of the circuit also places a premium on horsepower and engine reliability. At the same time braking performance is also crucial as drivers decelerate from more than 350 km/h to 85 km/h through the chicanes.

Nick Heidfeld
Hockenheim is home ground again for me for the second time in three races. The C20 has a very good down force to drag ratio for high-speed circuits and our Petronas engine has proven to be a highly reliable engine during the whole season. I am looking forward to a good performance this week end.

Kimi Raikkonen
Hockenheim is one of those high-speed circuits that I really enjoy. Of course I am looking forward to racing there this weekend. We have prepared well for this Grand Prix during the Monza tests early July. These data will give us the base line for the Hockenheim race track. We'll be challenging for points again, I hope.

Willy Rampf, Technical Director
Hockenheim, like Monza, is one of the fastest circuits on the calendar and requires the lowest level of downforce during the season. This means developing the aerodynamic package to maximise straight-line speed, for overtaking opportunities while maintaining sufficient downforce for the three chicanes and the stadium section at the end of the lap.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Sauber