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The Nürburgring Nordschleife Is Not That Scary

I always overestimate how terrifying something I want to do is going to be before I actually do it. It’s probably for the best, but kind of annoying, nonetheless. These feelings of impending doom were a million times worse with the Nordschleife, given its reputation for eating n00bs. Guess what? It wasn’t that bad.
»8/30/15 9:37amSunday 9:37am

Porsche Junior Is My New Favorite Nürburgring Nordschleife Conquerer

What, you thought I was talking about a Porsche Junior driver? No, no. I love Carrera Cup as much as the next 911 fanatic, but think older. I don’t know if it’s the jet lag or what, but there’s nothing funnier in the world right now than Walter Röhrl setting a Nordschleife lap with the Porsche Junior tractor.
»8/29/15 12:51am8/29/15 12:51am

I'm At The Nürburgring And It's More Awesome Than I Could Have Ever Imagined

“That’s really the team that got me into sportscar racing,” I said at dinner, pointing at Allan McNish’s table behind me with my fork. Then, of course, I realize that holy crap, I’m pointing at the Audi LMP1 team with a chunk of dead cow, and that’s exactly how surreal and amazing a trip to the Nürburgring really is.
»8/28/15 10:09am8/28/15 10:09am

The Nürburgring Is Removing Speed Limits And Remodeling For 2016

After a brutal crash at the Nürburgring last March resulted in the death of a spectator, track organizers had to step back and examine their safety situation. Speed limits were slapped on, feeding rumors that “The Green Hell” would lose its character. Don’t worry, the track will be running full noise again next year.… »8/18/15 4:46pm8/18/15 4:46pm

How I Changed My Mind About Changing The Nürburgring

A lot of people bristle at the idea of ever changing the Nürburgring. Given its long and storied history as a kind of sacred place where machines and humans are put to the ultimate test, why would you want to change anything? That’s what I thought too, until I realized the ‘Ring has already changed a lot. And that’s… »7/28/15 2:46pm7/28/15 2:46pm

How The Nurburgring's Mythical Rise Has Led To An Uncertain Future

The Nurburgring has been a legend in motorsports and the auto industry since its inception. Everyone has heard of it, and today it’s still one of the most revered motorsports destinations in the world. But somehow it faces a future clouded with financial and safety hurdles. How did this happen? »7/06/15 12:44pm7/06/15 12:44pm

What Track Should Be The New Standard For Speed?

The news out of Germany is that the famed Nürburgring, one of the oldest race tracks in the world and also one of the deadliest, is ramping up its speed limits in certain segments. That means the days of the ‘Ring being the go-to track for insane lap records, especially for cars like the Koenigsegg One:1, may be over. »6/19/15 11:30am6/19/15 11:30am