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Insight from a Nordschleife master


World championship racing returns to the Nordschleife this weekend. STUART CODLING got a lesson from one of the legendary track's few masters

You'd have to be crazy to try it. 14 miles of bumpy asphalt offering various shades of not much grip, blind corners, crests, and not much in the way of run-off.

And yet the Nurburgring Nordschleife occupies a special place in the consciousness of any racing driver. In an increasingly health-and-safety obsessed world it's the ultimate challenge; no circuit like it could be built today.


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