The following eight and a bit minutes of footage is proof, if ever you needed it, that the Nürburgring isn't a friendly, cuddly, warm blanket of driving god approval. It is scary. And confusing. And crashy.
Vijay Pattni11 November 2013
How to crash at the Nürburgring
Watch dozens and dozens of drivers get it very wrong at the Green Hell
Bear this in mind next time a manufacturer tells you it has spent every waking moment camped out at the Green Hell in a bid to record a stonking lap time; things like the Alfa Romeo 4C, the Camaro Z/28, a pimped VW T5 van, the electric Mercedes SLS and the new Porsche 918 Spyder, to name a few.
McLaren still hasn't told us whether the new P1 has done the honourable thing - and stayed true to its word - by going under seven minutes, but we understand they're trying bloody hard to do so.
All this instills in the average driver a sense that yes, just maybe, he or she can conquer this fabled haunt that James May so despises; maybe, just maybe, you can go around the ‘Ring like a proper helmsman. If this is you, please watch this video before you head out there.
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