Nurburgring – Daredevil driver in fomular racing cars
For the one and the other team member it was a big surprise. While it was clear that we will have a company outing – destination remained secret. It was even more confusing we met the sales department of the VfL Bochum in the early morning in order to start from there together the “journey into the unknown”.
Three-hour bus ride later, we arrive at the Nuerburgring. After a guided tour behind the scenes of the race track, we finally stood in the showroom of the Driving Academy Nürburgring. Now it was clear – there is excitement of the extra class!
And that was exactly what happened – Peter Terting’s theory admission was followed by the speedy dressing up in overalls, and like astronauts on their first Mars mission, all pilots were eager to meet the racing bolides. The fully-fledged Formula BMW cars were waiting to be exhilarated again. Without ABS, Traction Control, ESP and other superfluous tools, of course!
Technical data of the racing cars:
- Engine: 4 cylinder , 1.200 ccm
- Maximum rotation speed: 8.200 U / min
- Weight: 465 kg
- Power: 103 KW, 140 PS
- Chassis: Carbon Monocoque
- Hewland 6-Gear Transmission, sequentiell
Playground : Grand-Prix racetrack
On a section of the old Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit and divided into groups, the driving behavior – or rather the adhesive behavior of the car – was tested, while maintaining a safety distance of 30 meters to the front man. “Gluing” is here the right term, because the slicks suck on the asphalt firmly and thus ensure for infernale corners under top speed conditions. Note: Top Speed defined on this day probably every driver by himself 😉
Turners, parking and red flag
From the dreaded wagon-turner in the bend, to prohibited and strictly overtaken maneuvers, especially the chief engineer, everything was happend. At this point we have a great respect for our Dutch friend and fellow-competitor, who has shown the instructor Andreas Gülden how to drive and pass in Holland! Even if his own disqualification (but it was not a childbirth day ). The parking at the tire stack after corner exits in “full drive mode” was also expertly practiced. No hair width to the stack and completely without damage – of course, born racing driver ..
Fast, faster and fastest
And according to the Quote of the day “some drive fast – others faster”, on this day every participant could expand his horizon and have crossed new boundaries. On this day, according to the hand held, the heroes were created again. Daredevil driver in frenzied boxes.
A day you do not forget so quickly …
You can find more spectacular photos of the race event on our Facebook page.
And take a look at the Videotrailer of the Driving Academy!
Information about the event organizer:
capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH
Contact person: Stefan Gierden
Info- & Ticket-Hotline: 0800 20 83 200