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

Slippery fluid at a high-speed portion of the famed track is the worst possible scenario.

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. Ten people were injured, four of them seriously.

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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