Horrific Pile-Up at the "Green Hell", Nurburgring captured on helmet camera

With no flag marshal, this guy tried to save the other drivers, to no avail :'(

3y ago

On Wednesday, November 1, during an open session at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, a Porsche 911 reportedly split a coolant line, dropping litres of the slippery liquid across the track, on a particularly high speed section.

In usual competitions antifreeze is actually outlawed specifically for this reason, however being a session open to the public, such rules are not enforced.

A following driver witnessed the incident, and parked up on the right of the track, where he exited his vehicle and ran down-track to warn oncoming vehicles to slow for the approaching danger.

It has been reported that this was one of the final laps of the day, and that the flag marshal who had been stationed at this particular section of the track had left his post early. We can't help but feel that this could have all but been avoided, had a flag marshal still been present.

The harrowing video shows car after car pile into one another.

In all 14 vehicles were involved in the pile up, before track officials were able to contain the situation.

The original video, posted on Facebook by user "RE FS420" stated (translation from German) "It's not for free green hell.. you should always be able to count on some of the dangers like this here with resources on the line, just to watch the comfortably and only to ride on time is not the destination of the tourist trips! Take care!"

Two drivers were hospitalised, with one having to be cut out of his car and evacuated by helicopter.

You can watch the video for yourself here below:

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Comments (7)

  • Hey Mark, when it comes to Nurburgring videos it’s important to embed the YouTube clip itself, rather than rip the video as the copyright owner usually makes a complaint otherwise.

    Generally Nurburgring clips are rigidly enforced. If you need help embedding let me know. It means the original owner still gets paid via YouTube .

      3 years ago
    • Hi Shaun, we actually tried but the original poster is not on YT, only FB (which DT does not seem to allow to embed). Shoot me a message if there is a way to embed FB, as we contacted the Fb source, but can't seem to embed.

        3 years ago
  • Old mate at the end on the wrong side of the barrier is bloody game!!

      3 years ago
  • I want to know what happened to the flag marshal.

      3 years ago
    • Nurburgring it’s too big! It’s imposible to have marshals everywhere.

        3 years ago
  • very sad indeed, for no mistake of these drivers.

      3 years ago
  • Ohw my God!!!!

      3 years ago