This 10-Car Pileup at the Nurburgring Proves Just How Dangerous Oil Spills Are

This 10-Car Pileup at the Nurburgring Proves Just How Dangerous Oil Spills Are
August 14 15:14 2017

Nurburgring tourists sessions are dangerous. There’s almost no runoff on either side of the 12.9-mile track, and the weather could change at any given moment. Plus, dealing with other drivers of varying skill-levels is less than optimal. But when the track’s surface is compromised, things go from dangerous to disastrous.

An oil spill at the foxhole corner of the Nurburgring Nordschleife caused 10 cars to crash on Sunday during a tourist session. According to Bridge to Gantry, a Lava orange McLaren 650S was the culprit behind the spill in the high-speed section of track, sending cars like a BMW Z4 and Volkswagen Golf into the barriers.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a fluid spill cause a multi-car pile-up at the ‘Ring. Just two months ago an oil spill at the famed “YouTube corner” caused cars to lose control and fly off-track.

YouTuber xthilox was piloting one of the cars caught up in the incident, barely saving his own car from a slide as he witnesses a Z4 punt the rear of an Audi R8. He got all of it on video for us to watch.

There’s not much these drivers could’ve done differently judging by this scenario, but fluids on track is always something a track rat should keep in mind. Take this video as a lesson.

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