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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by RSraddo, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. RSraddo

    RSraddo Karting

    Feb 11, 2004
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    From various forums I have read it is as follows
    1. In Germany
    2. Crazy
    past that WTF IS it? It appears to be an old race track turned into something like a public jog way? But for highspeeds autos.

    Kyle
     
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  3. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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  4. 4re308

    4re308 F1 Rookie

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    The original track was over 20 miles long. You can drive on it as long as you want, you pay per lap!!
     
  5. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
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    Hi Kyle,

    mhmmm,
    occupation: webmaster
    Have you heared about www.google.com?
    Sorry, its one of the most famous race tracks of the world!
    Serious, type in Nürburgring and you will get tons of results, its too much to list and tell you here in a few sentences.

    Wolfarossa
    FORZA FERRARI
     
  6. RSraddo

    RSraddo Karting

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    Sorry guys... I guess I am looking to wade thourgh the reviews. I read a very long article about it but could really care less about how to take the turns. Im more curious in it's "story" :) Would you believe I work with an SEP company as well!? I often times forget to use the damn things.

    Kyle
     
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  8. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    It is the most fun i have EVER had in a car (and leagues better than female "back seat delight"). In fact i was JUST driving the 'ring on the XBox with a Ferrari 275. Got bored of navigating in the Enzo.

    Enjoy the (Xbox simulated) Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  9. taunus

    taunus Formula Junior

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    Sorry, but the famous Nordschleife is 22 kilometers long (~13,7 miles).
     
  10. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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    If you watch Formula 1, on May the 30th you be able to see the F1 cars racing around Nurburgring for the European GP.
     
  11. LA Swede

    LA Swede Formula Junior

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    maybe if you count the old Sudschleife and Start und Zeil schleife you'll get very close to 20 miles, or 30 km.

     
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  13. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
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    Sorry wrong!
    This are 2 different race tracks!
    Both at the same place but the F1 track is a brand new other track beside the old historic Nürburgring.

    Wolfarossa
    FORZA FERRARI
     
  14. RSraddo

    RSraddo Karting

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    Still curious :)

    Kyle
     
  15. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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  16. F1racer

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    #13 F1racer, Mar 18, 2004
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    Okay I wasn't sure on which he was talking about.
    yeah they're both at the same place.


    here's a map of the new one.
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  17. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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    Wolfgang,
    Have you ever been to the new one? I guess the old Nurburgring ..yes.
     
  18. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    While stationed at Ramstein, my favorite thing to do was to drive the Mondial 3.2 up to the Nurburgring, just north of Bitburg. The Oldtimer Grand Prix, Ferrari Racing Days, and many other events on both the new and old tracks are fabulous - and the people are great. You can essentially walk up to the cars behind the pits and really enjoy the great enthusiasts. Met Robert Retzlaff (308 GTB register) and Edvaar Van Daalan (Telaio) there - what great folks. None better.

    If you own a Ferrari, it would be well worth the life defining event of taking your car over and driving it to and on the 'ring (Free car shipping with first class berth on the QE2). In fact, just driving to the Ring on the Autobahn and beautiful German Eifel secondary roads will give you an appreciation of your car you can never realize in America. Spa is not far to the North. Would recommend Ferrari Racing Days - over 1000 Ferraris from all over Europe. And the Germans are terrific.

    I'm homesick.
    best
    rt
     
  19. whart

    whart F1 Veteran
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    Here is a link to the history of the track. Its sort of a pinnacle, like climbing Mt. Everest (perhaps the analogy is apt, since alot of people who go to both are not qualified, and there is a history of tragedy associated with both places). But, the story i like best is the one about the 1935 Grand Prix, unexpectedly won by the Italians. Our hero happened to be carrying his own copy of the Italian national anthem when the hosts failed to produce theirs. I hope to go there in the right circumstances. I also understand that the taxi service is manned by some serious drivers who will take you for a hot lap. Here's the history link. http://www.nurburgring.org.uk/history.html
     
  20. evandaalen

    evandaalen Formula 3
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    Hi Russ! Very nice to see you here! It's some time ago, but of course I still remember meeting you at the Ring. With your lovely Mondial! Those good old days ;-)

    I have to go now, but I hope we can meet again one day :)

    Grtx, Edvar
     
  21. TomSilver

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    You want to see the Nürburgring? Take a ride with this M3 CSL driver, and fasten your seat belts. This guy is fast....;)

    Nürburgring Video

    enjoy-
    Tom
     
  22. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

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    Wow!! Now thats what i am talking about Tom........give that man a Ferrari!! I have always loved Nurburgring and have been there twice. There is talk about haveing a speed limit, i say nooo! You makes your choice in life.Personaly i love the danger of anything with a high level of danger.Love that vidio, is there one of a ferrari doing it i wonder.
     
  23. Wolfgang

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    Hi John,

    yes of course;)
    I have driven last year the F1 race-track with my old 308 GTS QV and also a couple of times the famous "Nordschleife" Nürburgring with my Ferrari.

    Maybe you remember our dear old friends JENS & AMAR here from the board. We have lost them both last year (20. June 2003) on our 1. Ferrarichat.com European Meeting. They died both in a horrible crash at the Nordschleife / Nürburgring with their Modena 360.
    R.I.P my dear old friends!
     
  24. vanimal

    vanimal Formula Junior

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    That the real deal, pity to see the bikers that crashed but its the best place on earth, interrestingly they used the exact same music track that I used in my video of us doing the ring in my mates Z3.
     
  25. l'esecuzioneItaliana

    Jan 29, 2004
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    I didnt know they died. I noticed they havent been posting lately. Moment of silence to the falling victims of the 'ring....moment....
     

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