May 13, 2011, mid-afternoon, and I'm standing on what seems like the top of a cliff (it's actually just a big sand dune) and looking over the ultra-quick Malborobocht at Zandvoort.
It's my first visit to the legendary Dutch venue and I can't resist the temptation to venture trackside during the DTM's 90-minute practice session that kicks off the German tin-top series' weekend at the seaside.
Wandering past iconic corners like Tarzan and Gerlachbocht, it's obvious that this is a track from the old school, rather than some of the stale venues that come later in the season, raising the ghosts of so many legendary drivers that competed here in Formula 1 or sports and touring cars over the years.
But it's Marlborobocht - a bend that didn't even exist until the new section of circuit, designed to bring the facility back to its former glory, opened in 2001 - that catches my attention. The reason? No two drivers look the same coming through.
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