Annoyingly, for those who haven’t been, the twisting, demanding, tortuous, torturous (and all those other clichés) Nürburgring Nordschleife is as good as everyone who has been, says it is. If you haven’t driven it, you should try before your die, because watching GoPro videos on YouTube just isn’t the same. But watching on the big screen, seeing those 13.7 miles stretched out over 50ft with a mix of new and archive footage, some of it shot in 4K with surround sound? That sounds like the next best thing.
Called ‘The Green Hell’, the name Jackie Stewart gave to the track half a century ago, a new documentary celebrates 90 years of ‘ring racing. Narrated by Murray Walker and Sky Sports’ David Croft, it features interviews with the likes of Stewart, Niki Lauda, Stirling Moss, Hans Hermann, Walter Röhrl, Sabine Schmitz – the list goes on, but you get the idea.
It’s showing in Odeon cinemas for one night only, that night being February 21 in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria, while ring fans in Spain and Italy can catch it on March 7.
This kind of film can go either way, and we haven’t seen it yet. But here’s a trailer to whet your appetite:
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