FAQ and help about Nürburgring Nordschleife
Why Nürburgring Nordschleife?
The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the only race track in the world that can provide a true test of both man and machine; making it a place that all thrill-seekers can both respect and admire. Nowhere else will you find elevation changes of more than 300 metres and 73 turns on a single track, making the Nürburgring the most demanding track in the world. This is the new Silicon Valley of cars and technology. Throughout the experience of riding in our Hot Laps Taxi, you will be subjected to all the thrills this world-famous track can provide; an experience that is guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping, exposing your body to the forces that will push you to your breaking point. These are sensations and emotions that can’t be attained anywhere else in the world but the Nürburgring!
When Is The Best Time To Visit The Nürburgring?
Nürburgring season opens in early April, but if weather conditions are good, this is sometimes shifted to late March. The season stays open until mid-November, giving you nine months of prime time to visit this must-see automotive mecca.
Where Can I Find Accommodation At The Nürburgring?
The entire area surrounding the Nordschleife Race Track is a conservation and tourism hub, with a number of Nürburgring Hotels, B&Bs, and rooms to rent found in any of the surrounding villages. Nürburgring Congress and Dorint Motorsport, both 4-star hotels, would be the finest accommodation options. These hotels are located in the Nürburgring’s main complex, offering a brilliant view of the start straight and grandstands. Alternatively, we recommend Tiergarten — a hotel located at the very centre of the Ring owned by famous racer and TV personality, Sabine Schmitz.
Bookings for any one of these, or other hotels, can be made easily using Booking.com. The site allows you to easily sort by offer and location to find the ideal accommodation for your stay at the Nürburgring.
When Can I Drive The Nürburgring?
There are two ways to experience the Nürburgring first hand on tourist or track days, either by using your own or a rented car or by riding along in a Hot Laps Taxi.
Tourist Drives Days at the Nürburgring are run almost every day, from Monday to Friday, 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM, while weekend days are run from 8 AM to 7 PM. 3-5 Track Days are organised on the track every month, where visitors can either drive their own or rented cars, or catch a ride in a Ring Taxi with experienced drivers, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Costs vary dependant on the organiser’s regulations, as some days are exclusively open to road-legal cars while others are racecar-specific.
What About Events At The Nürburgring?
The Nürburgring is most famously known for its racing events that occur throughout the season.
These include race championships
- Nürburgring Endurance Series ( VLN Endurance Racing )
- Formula 1
- 24 Hours Nürburgring
- ADAC GT Masters
- FIA World Rallycross
- GT World Challenge
However, various other events are hosted at the Ring, including the Rock am Ring rock music festival and the EDM New Horizons Festival.
Renting Sports Cars On The Nürburgring
If you don’t have your own car to drive on the Nürburgring, you can easily rent a car from any one of the rental service providers. You can rent a sports car from us or our partners: all you need to do is have a driver’s license, passport, and a bank card.
If you’re visiting the Green Hell for the first time, we highly recommend making use of a professional instructor who will be your guide to your first laps on the Ring and help you master all the elements of the tricky circuit.
Visiting the Race Track for the first time wouldn’t be complete without driving a few laps of the famed circuit yourself. But for first-time visitors, whether you’re in a rented car or your own, a professional instructor is the ideal way to ensure that nothing goes wrong and that you leave having had a pleasant experience. The instructor will help you handle your own emotions as well as show you the correct trajectory, entry point, braking points, and cornering techniques at each of the Nordschleife’s 73 tricky turns. With the assistance of an instructor, your laps will not only be safer, but you’ll see an improvement in lap times as well.
If you already have some knowledge of the Nürburgring and wish to improve, professional assistance is an absolute must. Instructors will teach you how to better handle a sports car as well as share secrets on how to take some of the trickiest corners on the Nordschleife. Lap by lap, your track times will improve.
We can assist by providing you with a pro driving instructor for drivers of all skill levels. Instructors can be rented per hour ( 130 Euros for Tourist Drives Days or Track Days ), for 5-hour half-day programs ( 549 Euros ), or for full-day assistance ( 849 Euros ). All prices are inclusive of 19% VAT.
Is The Nürburgring Open In Poor Weather?
Rain and fog are natural occurrences that do happen at the Nürburgring, but these are acts of God that cannot be managed or controlled by the organisers. Nürburgring days take place in both wet and dry weather conditions, and only the most extreme conditions will force the facilities to close.
If you feel hesitant about driving in the rain, or for any other reason, you may cancel your run, but as the track is open and functional, no refund is provided. However, we are happy to reschedule your track session for any other day.
How Can I Pay For A Nürburgring Experience?
We provide a full roster of Nürburgring track experiences and packages. In order to invoice you, we need your full name and address. You can pay the for the Hot Laps Taxi or rental car experience with your bank card ( we accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express ), by international wire transfer, PayPal, or by cash at our office. All prices quoted include 19% VAT.
How Can I Order A Gift Certificate For The Fastabast Hot Laps Taxi?
Want to give someone the Ultimate Gift of speed? Why not give them a Fastabast Hot Laps Taxi gift certificate? In order to prepare the certificate, we need your full name and address for invoicing purposes. We then need the beneficiary’s full name as this will be written on the gift certificate itself. Once payment is received, we send you the electronic gift certificate, followed by the original paperback certificate via registered mail — the perfect gift for a friend, relative, or colleague obsessed with cars.
We accept a range of payment methods for certificates, including bank card ( VISA, MasterCard, American Express ), international wire transfer, or PayPal.
Gift certificates are valid from the time of purchase right through to December of the following year. For instance, if you purchased a certificate in June 2020, it can be redeemed any time before December 2021. Please bear in mind that the Nürburgring has specific operating months.
What Is The Dress Code For The Ring Taxi?
Because the Hot Laps Taxi experience entails you being driven around by our experienced drivers, the best way to enjoy the experience is to dress comfortably.
Do I Need A Helmet?
Whether you need a helmet or not is dependent on several things. Children are required to wear a helmet in the Hot Laps Taxi, and a helmet is required by all occupants if the car is fitted with a roll cage. For adults in cars without roll cages, we leave the decision up to you.