It goes without saying that the nation of automobile manufacturers can look back on a long and successful motorsport tradition. Mercedes-Benz was a prominent name at international races in the 1920s and heralded the era of the Silver Arrows in the following decade. Fast and powerful cars became a symbol of industrial and national power.
Nowadays, the motorsport scene in Germany is extremely varied. As well as countless sports car and motorbike championships, rallying and motocross also enjoy huge popularity. Among the many German circuits, the Nürburgring and Hockenheimring Grand Prix circuits, which have been a permanent fixture on the Formula One calendar for decades, are held in very high esteem. Germany also boasts the most successful Formula One driver of all time in Michael Schumacher.