90 Years Young in 2017!
In June of 1027, the Nordschleife track at Nurburgring opened and has enjoyed a reputation as a terrifying and merciless route through the Eifel forests. A Formula 1 world champion gave it the nickname – Green Hell. The track is one of the most demanding in the world with tricky corners, treacherous crests, steep inclines and gradients and constantly changing road surfaces which demand great skill from the driver and put vehicles to a hard test.
Well, living with a race car fan means that when you decide your next trip is in Germany, one has to automatically book a car to drive this legendary track. Which we did...it was well worth it for just under 11 minutes on this track.
I was the passenger in this ride and we had a WASP dash cam hooked up (see the video below). The track is 20.832 km in length with 73 turns (33 left, 40 right). There were people outside several parts of the track watching the drivers and even a few sections had chalk drawings on the track! One section near the end was quite rough and you bounced around a lot!
It was quite the experience and for sure a highlight of the trip! Check out the video in the link below!
Fred behind the wheel during his safety briefing
At the Start Gate
On the rough part of the track with a car ahead of us
Perhaps not the best time to go to Europe again since it is the track's 90th anniversary this year! Guess I'll have to book another lap!