The old track presented a technical challenge to both team and driver like no other track, whereas the new layout was (and still is) harshly criticized by purists as “cookie cutter”. While I have fond memories of the Crammond titles from yesteryear (especially the music score in GP4 of all things), the current owner of the F1 gaming license has done a superb job of recreating the sensation of speed at Hockenheimring (even though it is a truncated circuit).
The following three lap wet weather time trial is part of my effort to complete the time trial challenges in F1 2014 by Codemasters Birmingham.
While I find this a challenging track, it is also a fun track to drive as well and I find myself racing here and Canada more often than any of the other tracks in the 2012/2014 array of available circuits.
The old and new track layouts (credit Wikipedia).
The lap times on green tires were:
- 1:25.936 Lap 1
- 1:25.419 Lap 2
- 1:25.130 Lap 3
While I am still patiently working on a championship season in F1 2012 (that was began before I purchased 2014), from time to time I venture to the newer game as it is more of an overall challenge for the settings I use racing with my Logitech Gamepad.