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.
Driving the Nordschleife on a simulator is one way of learning the intricacies of the layout, but even the most accurate simulator can't replicate the jarring effect of all those bumps, crests and compressions. Over the course of one lap you go through 300 metres of elevation change.