(Motorsport-Total.com) – Since 620 the Nürburgring-Nordschleife has not been used by Formula 1 anymore some pilots turned a few laps on the dreaded track on the edge of the Eifel weekend. Daniel Ricciardo was so scared that he was glad when his round came to an end.
“I was really scared,” admits the Australian after exiting in a Renault Megane RS. On Thursday evening after the media meetings, he and his teammate Esteban Ocon were given the chance to explore the Nordschleife.
Ricciardo had already battled in the “Green Hell” before. However, he has no good memories of it because he had a snappily accident in a Fiat Punto would. This time the conditions made the exit difficult. “It was pretty slippery,” says Ricciardo.
In addition, the road surface was wet. In cold temperatures he tried his luck again. “I don’t play the track in any games, so I don’t know it by heart. But I really had on the first 500 meters Fear.” That then also had an effect on the remaining kilometers.
“I was intimidated, let’s put it that way. But it is beautiful and fun, but if I would 24 – Hour race with 180 others Want to drive cars? Thank you, but no. Maybe I’ll get old, but I’m quite happy with where I am “, he smiles.
In the video about the test drive, Ricciardo sums up:” I’m in mine Never driven so slowly in my entire life. There is simply no room for error. I drove like a grandpa. I’ve never been so scared while driving so slowly. “