The Nürburgring is a race track in the Eifel mountain range in Germany. It consists of the Grand Prix Strecke, the famous Nordschleife, and a combined track.
Expand the buttons below for more layout-specific tips on racing on the Nürburgring’s Grand Prix Strecke.
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Turn 1 Right: Castrol S
Turn 1 is a good passing spot, but it is also quite dangerous – especially at race start. It can be disastrous if people are too aggressive.
Attempt a pass only if you are clearly alongside on the straight preceding Turn 1, otherwise just be patient and wait for a better opportunity.
Dive bombing is common in Turn 1 and race starts can be really messy. Let’s do our best to avoid problems.
Turns 2 to 5: the Arena
No passing here under normal racing conditions. You might have a chance on the inside of Turn 3 if the driver ahead makes a mistake, but it’s much more likely to dive bomb and cause a crash; please don’t do it.
The car can be difficult to control in these slow corners (lack of downforce); just be patient with your inputs.
Turns 6 Left and 7 Right: Ford Kurve
If you get a good run exiting Turn 5 you might be tempted to attack here. Better not to do it. The braking zone is very short and the racing line is narrow. Side by side is dangerous and will cost a lot of time.
If you are faster than the driver ahead, your best option is to wait for …
Turn 8 Right: Dunlop Kehre
You might get a chance to overtake at this hairpin, if you get a good exit from Turn 7 (Ford) and your opponent does not. Again, be patient and only go for clear and safe opportunities.
Turns 9 to 12: Michael Schumacher S and Kumho Kurve
No passing here. You might be tempted to attack on the inside of Turn 11 left (Kumho-Kurve), but it is not a good idea. Braking is short and if you attack on the inside the sharp corner will bring your car towards the outside, crashing into your opponent.
A much better opportunity is coming up in just a few seconds, wait for it…
Turns 14 and 15: Veedol Schikane
This is a classic passing spot: long straight followed by hard braking. The line can be narrow and both cars must cooperate and leave room to make it safely side by side. You can also get a black flag if you cut the corner too much, of course.
Get a good exit from Turn 12 right (Bit-Kurve), take advantage of the slipstream on the straight and attack under braking.
Turn 16 Right: Coca Cola Kurve
Not an overtaking spot a part from rare circumstances (e.g. last corner of the race). Side by side here will cost a lot of time to both cars, so it’s generally preferable to concentrate on a great exit to attack on the following straight.