Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ Raidillon Eau Rouge, Circuit de la Sarthe’s Mulsanne Straight, and last but not least the Nürburgring’s Karussell. These are just some of the iconic segments of famous race tracks that we’ve grown up with. We’ve raced them in games like Forza Motorsports, Gran Turismo, and Project Cars. We’ve seen our favorite racing drivers blast through the corners at daring speeds. And some of us are lucky enough to have actually driven through them in person.
In case you’re one of those lucky people who have driven through one or are about to drive in these race tracks, it’s always a good idea to go through a bit of schooling. Just like the driver’s meeting that occurs before every race or driving event, it’s good to know what’s ahead and get tips on tackling tricky corners before you end up deforming the barriers. In this video, made by RSR Nurburg, they talk about one of the most iconic corners in motorsports history, the Caracciola Karussell, or simply “The Karussell.”
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Usually it’s not a good idea to have uneven surfaces on a racetrack. And this track feature, which used to be a drainage ditch, is filled with uneven surfaces along the bank. But given the steep bank of the Karussell, this turn provides gutsy drivers with the opportunity to gain some time. It’s easy to overthink this corner upon approach, however, based on the instructions it’s all about keeping your head up and knowing the entry and exit points. Sounds just like every racing corner.
(Source: RSR Nurburg)