WTCC: Sir Jackie Stewart speaks

This latest WTCC video puts chills down my spine. It harks back to a time of danger, when lives were cheap and racers died every weekend.

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As Sir Jackie Stewart rightly points out, it was he who christened the Nordschleife the “Green Hell”. In this brilliant short video he explains why:

I really enjoyed this video, and I can’t believe that the last video (shot with the legend that is Jacky Ickx) has only 1800 views.

Even though the work of heroes like Lauda has resulted in a much safer environment for all of us involved in professional motorsport, there’s little doubting the Nürburgring’s deadly nature.

Even wrapped in the latest FIA-spec fences and nestling below somewhat random speed limits, it’s the Nordschleife’s danger that makes us love it.

And I simply can’t wait to see the WTCC boys (and girls) battling it out on the world’s greatest racetrack.