Alex Peck // Nürburgring


I visited the Nürburgring in May 2008. 50 practice laps on Gran Turismo 4 failed to prepare me for the gradients and off cambers, but after 5 or so attempts I was lapping in around 9m30s bridge to gantry with two sets of road works. On a clear track I think I could manage a sub 9 minute time.

Nürburgring paddock

The paddock was totally rammed all weekend.

Nürburgring gates

€20 and I'm on, well it was more like €140 for 8 laps but I was saving money in the long run.

This is a video of my sixth lap taken on my phone, Laura accidently stopped it after Karussell but you get the general idea. I'm following my friend Dave in his E55 AMG. The flash video container doesn't fit in with my obsession with standards compliance.

Nürburgring gates

I also went to Arweiler to recreate some scenes from Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

Nürburgring gates

I parked my car in here for a picture, I don't think the locals have realised the gate is depicted in Gran Turismo. More people will probably follow suit.