The Green Hell can be treacherous
The Nürburgring gives drivers some of the greatest freedom they’ll ever experience in a car, but it’s also a dangerous race track even for those who know what they’re doing. A new video proves just how easily one incident can snowball into a 14-car pileup on the Green Hell.
Although the crash happened a few weeks ago, the video was posted to Facebook by RE FS420 just recently. In the footage, a driver encounters trouble ahead and decides to pull off the track and exit the car to warn other drivers. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop other cars from spinning out and crashing.
As it turns out, the pile-up started when a Porsche 911 GT3 RS broke a coolant hose into Hatzenbach, spilling fluid over the road. According to a report from Bridge to Gantry, two drivers were hospitalized from the accident, and one had to be cut out of an Audi to be rescued by a helicopter. Fortunately, no one else was seriously injured, the report says. Drivers maintain there was no flag marshal nor yellow lights to keep drivers safe.
A few months ago, there was another major crash on the ‘Ring. In this incident, 10 people were injured, but luckily no one died.
Watch the sobering helmet cam footage in the video below.
Source: RE FS420 via Facebook, Bridge to Gantry