LOR Trackguide Nuerburgring Ex-Mühle
First Corner (Up-hil right hander)
- Entrance speed: approximately 100 mph [161 kph]
- Speed through the corner: approximately 50 mph [81 kph]
- Arrival time at the corner: 3 minutes 36.88 seconds
- Time to negotiate the corner: 3.66 seconds
- Exit time of the corner: 3 minutes 40.54 seconds
After leaving the bridge you come uphill towards this turn. This is the steepest climb on the track and you should use that to help you slow down, using minimal braking. You'll be in second gear accelerating as hard as possible with the car on the left side of the track as you pass the end of the armco on the right. (The access road that meets the track at this point is really there - in other words you can actually drive down it, but it doesn't go anywhere.)
Just after the armco, the racing groove disappears for an moment. Make this your brake marker. Brake moderately and continue up the hill on the left side of the track. Wait until you are right at the corner before turning in to it. The hill will help to push the car into the turn, so turning in too early will make it a harder corner. Just before turning in get off the brakes.
You'll get to the inside of the turn fairly early. Once there downshift to first gear and hold the car into the corner. Use enough power to prevent the car from slowing down too much, basically as much power as possible before the car starts trying to leave the inside edge of the track. As you reach the end of the turn you can start to add some power. It's a little tricky as the rear of the car wants to slide coming up the hill. As you crest the hill aim to be near the middle of the track, get back to full power in first, then just after the crest shift up to second gear. You may want to wait a beat after shifting up to second before flooring it again to steady the car. Of course if you can, then just floor it right away. Then get the car lined up right next to the grass on the left as you power away from this turn.
Second Corner (Left hander)
- Entrance speed: approximately 140 mph [226 kph]
- Speed through the corner: approximately 115-120 mph [185-193 kph]
- Arrival time at the corner: 3 minutes 48.45 seconds
- Time to negotiate the corner: 3.11 seconds
- Exit time of the corner: 3 minutes 51.56 seconds
This left hander is trickier than it looks. The slight bump just before the apex can upset the car causing it to oversteer on the exit. As you don't want to be sliding up the bank or struggling for control as you go into Bergwerk, you need to make sure you don't slam the brakes on as you come into this turn.
The right hand bend that precedes this turn can be taken flat. You'll be up to fourth gear after that bend. Continue under full acceleration and position the car on the right side of the track. Just before the crest of the hill, slow down a little by easing off the power - you may want to tap the brakes a little as well. Then as you are going over the crest of the hill add a little power to stabilize the car. Next brake moderately until you reach that bump mentioned above. Just before the bump start to turn in. Get off the brakes as you start to go over the bump, and then get back on the power some more to keep the rear of the car firmly planted on the road.
Aim for a late apex. Just before reaching it, slowly begin to add power. Continue this increase of power all the way through to the exit of the corner. Running over the grass here is not a good idea as you car is very susceptible to sliding, and the change in grip between the track and the grass will cause you to slide a lot. As you exit let the car drift out towards the middle of the track. You don't want to go too far to the right or you'll have a harder time lining up for the following right hander, which comes up very quickly.