It takes guts to take on Germany’s famed race track, the so-called Green Hell. Requiring even more guts is lapping the Nürburgring when it’s covered in snow. And ice. In a Formula racecar. Nürburgring Driving Academy chief instructor Andy Gulden recently did just that, turning laps on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix course in a single-seat racecar.
Gulden’s lap of the Nürburgring’s White Hell takes place on a snow-covered Nordschleife and Grand Prix courses. Gulden proves that armed with no more than snow tires, and a basic understanding of physics, anyone can drive a rear-wheel drive car, no matter how powerful, in the snow.
While Gulden’s lap looked incredibly fun, it’s pretty clear he’s just hooning about. We’re hoping for a full hot lap of a snow-covered Nurburgring, hopefully sparking a new trend of manufacturers trying to one-up each other on both the dry and snow-covered track. Maybe that’ll give Cadillac a follow-up to this year’s Super Bowl commercial — perhaps with the new tagline, “tell them to go to White Hell.”
You can check out Gulden’s run of the snow-covered Nürburgring in the video below.