‘Ring for sale
Laid out through the hilly forest land in the 1920s to provide labourers with work in the midst of the slump, the original track was 17.5 miles (28.26km) but the section traditionally used for the Grand Prix and 1000km races was 14.17-miles (22.8km).
Then when Formula 1 went careful, it was obvious that the famous old course was simply too dangerous to be managed by marshals or handled by upcoming young drivers more used to safer circuits, and a sanitised, modern short circuit was built at the edge of the old one.
Now the old track has filed for bankruptcy and if you’ve got a few Euros to spare – €161million to be exact! – you can buy the old track and the hotel where every famous driver stayed over race weekend. It seems most probable that the German Automobile Club (the ADAC) will become the new landlord of the ‘Ring.
Historic Nurburgring track entry in 2014