Some days before the ADAC 1000 Km of the Nürburgring, Marc Lieb, Porsche works driver and leader of the Felbermayr-Proton team, drives you on the track of the mythical circuit.
The Grand Prix track of the Nürburgring is a modern racing circuit with a lot of variation of slow and medium speed corners.
After the Start-Finish line you enter turn 1 into the Mercedes Arena. It is a very tight right hand hairpin in 1st gear and a critical part at the start. The cars come from top speed down to 55km/h. The following two left corners are also quite slow in 2nd gear with another slow 90-degree right hander exiting the Mercedes Arena. The Arena is a tricky place and very technical. It is not my favourite part of the circuit though.
After accelerating to fifth gear…