Germany’s Nurburgring circuit is open on fixed days of the year for tourist drivers to experience the demanding layout in their own cars.
Cost ranges from 29 euros (NZ$44) for one lap to 550 euros (NZ$850) for 25 laps. One of the rules for tourist drivers, most of whom are experiencing the track for the first time, is that if you have an accident you quickly get off the track and behind the barrier.
A British driver of a BMW 3-Series in this video was quickly reminded of that, luckily escaping unscathed. It was filmed at the Brunnchen corner, where a blue Ford Focus had either a coolant or oil leak.
The challenging, blind uphill corner is known as the YouTube Corner because it’s manned by cameramen who often capture automotive carnage.
As the Focus leaks essential fluids on to the track surface, the following vehicles start spinning out, hitting the barriers.
The cameraman gets his yellow flag out to warn drivers, and the driver of an E30 M3 decides to help, waving his arms as he heads directly to the corner on the wrong side of the barrier.
A BMW driver enters the corner, hits the oil patch, slides toward the apex and almost runs the blue-shirted guy over