The Hockenheim Ring in Germany is the location for a bi annual round of the Formula 1 championship. Situated in the Rine valley, the circuit is in dense woodland, which the track used to go through. In 2002 the circuit went through major redevelopment, after the FIA demanded the track was reduced in length. It used to be an extremely fast circuit, with similar characteristics to Le Mans, however after the redevelopment the average lap time has been reduced. The redesign in 2001, courtesy of Herman Tilke meant that the stadium section changed, but a long fast straight still remained a part of the track. One of the best parts about the track is the choice of seating, with over 120,000 seats to choose from!