Dear Friends of the Scuderia Hanseat,
Under the above motto we have put our concept and services offered in our course to the test. This leads to the fact that in 2016 individual parts of our course will change starting as of coming spring.
There will not be any change regarding the course format with three driving days, with briefings, a welcome event on the eve of the training start, a final exam and a final event and prize giving ceremony in May and in September.
We will also keep up the training in sections and the free driving times. We will, however, due to specific changes, decrease waiting times dramatically during training in the sections. One thing among others will be the use of walkie-talkies for all participants, coaches and instructors. And we will also increase free driving times noticeably.
Here we clearly would like to point out that our course shall retain the character of a Sports Drivers' Course and shall not be degenerated into a 3 days' track-day. We clearly want to address customers who specifically want to improve their driving skills and wish to accept the help of qualified experts.
We will do everything in our power that in 2016 we again will be able to use the Nordschleife and the Grand-Prix track from 08:00 am (possibly 08:30 am) to 19:30 pm including a short lunch break.
Concerning the offer for the free participation in the tourist traffic on the Nordschleife we, however, have to inform you that we neither wish to keep up nor are able to maintain this offer as part of our course. This is due to the following reasons:
- Our courses take place from Sunday to Wednesday. Thus driving in the tourist traffic would take place on a Sunday. What is going on during tourist traffic on a Sunday and how long waiting times may be, the majority of our participants has already experienced this. As a result of this we no longer can accept any responsibility for this situation
- For insurance reasons, the offer "tourist traffic" in our course package is absolutely at the limit of what is permissible. This is an offer from a third party, with completely different rules and other requirements regarding the insurance coverage.
- We do not have any influence at all on the running of the tourist traffic. However, being a part of our offer it might be possible that the Scuderia Hanseat could be held liable.
- We will be able to offer to our participants discounted tickets for participating in the tourist traffic before or after our event, i.e. the participation of our customers in the tourist traffic will have nothing more to do with our event.
The offer for practicing at the Safety Driving Center (Fahrsicherheitszentrum) the day before the training starts, shall be maintained. For first timers a participation is a firm recommendation.
Regarding all other participants there even will be an additional offer that can be reserved for a small fee at the Safety Driving Center.
We are convinced that we can significantly enhance our offer for 2016. Once having received the agreement from the Capricorn Nürburgring GmbH, we will publish all details. Then it will also be possible to determine prices and discounts for our courses. It will be for sure, however, that the total costs will rise again and we therefore will not be able to maintain our price 2014/2015 for the coming year.
We now look forward to the dates 2016 which will be communicated immediately.
In the meantime, we wish you all a good time.
Fritz Borer, CEO Scuderia Hanseat
and Team in Hamburg