One lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife on the same day as the German Formula 1 Grand Prix was taking place. Part of the circuit was closed and there was a detour off the track. On top of the track the had built a temporary Grandstand.
I had som clutch problems, so I kept the shifting to a minimum.
Jan Magnussen Attacks the Nurburgring in a Corvette ZR1
Jan Magnussen Attacks the Nurburgring in a Corvette ZR1. Unfortuantely,
this was a day that the 'ring was open to the public and traffic slowed
down the 638 hp Corvette several times. Still, a great way to see how a
professional race car driver attacks one of the most difficult road courses
in the world.
Corvette Z06 vs Ferrari F360 & F430 Challenge
I was lucky enough to join the Ferrari Club of America at Lime Rock, and
got to enjoy some sights and sounds (they sound REALLY good) of the
Challenge cars. These guys were great drivers with some outstanding cars!
Thanks again, FCA!
Corvette ZR1 Nurburgring 7:26.4
Corvette ZR1 is the fastest production car to lap Nurburgring
For more information on ZR1 and other Corvettes please visit the site.
Corvette Z06 on Nürburgring (passenger Sabine Schmitz)
A relaxed lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife with Sabine Schmitz as
instructor and passenger. This is the same day as the German F1 Grand Prix
took place on the adjacent GP track in July 2009. There is a grandstand on
the Nordschleife at T13 which is why there is a speed restriction (30
Unfortunately my car is so loud so I could hardly hear Sabine at all. The
BTG time is around 8:56 on this lap, but my record is 8:09. The objective
was to learn the proper "raceline" instead of the "touristenfahrt line".
Tourist lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife, Corvette C5
I think this was my 6th or 7th lap.
I like this clip particularly beacuse it demonstrates what "the ring" is
all about. Take your everyday car, go to gröne hölle (the green hell),
drive a satisfying lap, get off, socialise at the parkinglot or wherever,
drive a few more laps and go home.
This was my first year at Nürburg so I consider myself novice.
I´d be glad to answer questions if you got any, and if I dont know the
answer (which propably will be the case ;) ) I´ll find somebody who does.
Best of luck!
/JD Malmo, Sweden.
2012 Corvette Z06 Laps the Nurburgring
Corvette engineer, Jim Mero, records a lap of 7:22.68 in the 2012 Corvette
Z06 with the Z07 chassis package at Germany's Nurburgring -- 20 seconds
better than the previous Z06 fast lap recorded in 2005.