The Hockenheimring, to give it its full name, lies in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, in the southwest corner of Germany.
The track has seen some great races in the past, but its new cut-down layout has struggled to win some fans over. To many, no number of hairpins can make up for losing the old track's awesome loop through the forest.
At a stroke, one of the calendar's quickest circuits became one of its slowest. This image shows the new track laid over the old one.
But the new configuration is by no means horrible, and it should present plenty of opportunities for overtaking.
A lap begins on the pit straight with a fairly short run down to the first corner.
Turn 1 is a medium-speed right-hander, the drivers turning in hard to hit the tiny apex before accelerating out as the corner opens.
Overtaking into this corner is highly unlikely, but it's easy to run a little bit too wide. This can compromise exit speed onto the straight that follows, presenting an opportunity into the next turn.
Turns 2, 3 and 4
At the end of the short straight the drivers brake hard for Turn 2, a tight right-hander. This is the first real overtaking opportunity of the lap, but many drivers will choose to wait for the better chance, which comes along a few hundred metres up the road.
We're now on the new section—up to this point, the circuit had followed the old layout.
The corner opens out through the exit into Turn 3, which isn't really a corner in itself.
This leads immediately into Turn 4, a left-hand kink which sends the cars out onto the circuit's longest straight.
Turns 5 and 6
Except it's not really straight. The first two-thirds of this longest flat-out section on the circuit is a huge, lightly curved left-hander (Turn 5).
This leads onto a shorter section, which actually is straight, before braking hard from top speed down to a crawl for the tight hairpin right of Turn 6.
This corner and the straight leading up to it present the best overtaking opportunity of the lap, so expect to see plenty of action down here on Sunday.
Turns 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
Out of the hairpin, the drivers accelerate hard down a short straight and back onto the route of the old Hockenheim before a section which looks like it was added because there weren't enough corners.
First up is the fast right-hand kink of Turn 7.
A few seconds later, they brake for Turn 8, a tight left-hander. This corner opens out once the apex is cleared, through a barely perceptible left (Turn 9).
The cars stick close to the inside curb, then launch into the flat-out right-hander of Turn 10. This leads them back onto the route of the old circuit for another short straight.
Formula1.com says this completely straight straight is Turn 11, and who are we to argue?
Turns 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17
The end of the lap is near, and we're approaching the only distinctive part of Hockenheim which survived the redesign.
Turn 12 is a medium-speed right which shoots the cars into the tight, fiddly "stadium" section.
Noticeably narrower than the rest of the course, this part was added in the 1960s when the A6 Autobahn was built, cutting off the westernmost section of the circuit.
Turn 13 is a tight and slow left-hander with a little bit of banking. It leads immediately into a slight left-right chicane made up of Turns 14 and 15.
Turn 16 is a slow- to medium-speed right-hander which can often catch the drivers out at the exit. It forms a double corner with Turn 17, another medium-speed right, which leads out onto the short pit straight.
The pit lane entry is on the inside between Turns 16 and 17, and the exit is on the inside just after Turn 1.