In the first of this two part look at the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hour race I’ve decided to concentrate on the wider view. The scenery in the Eifel region, where the Nürburgring is based, is stunning. I can’t even begin to describe it, so I’ll let the photographs do the talking.
The track itself is truly mind-bending. The circuit took two years to carve into the beautiful Eifel landscape. It’s a 24.4km ribbon of tarmac that twists and turns throughout the landscape creating one of the most engaging and beautiful circuits in the world. It’s so large that it actually absorbs three whole towns. Over a lap a driver experiences 19084ft of elevation change, with inclines of up to 18% and drops of 11%. Certainly enough to keep a driver on their toes for a 24H race!
Combined with the huge crowd, with an impressive sense of ingenuity (more on this soon), it created a very special place to be on a German bank holiday weekend.
I set it as my mission across the weekend to make sure I tried to capture this wider view. Capturing not only the stunning scenery but also incorporating the crowd into my shots. Below are my picks from the bunch – stay tuned for Part 2 featuring more imagery from the 41st ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24H Rennen.
Coming Soon: Avon Tyres British GT Championship – Silverstone (25/26 May)