Automobilista 2 and Assetto Corsa are put head to head in 2021. Taking to the track in the Formula 1 Lotus 49 at the Nordschleife let’s go!
Dan SimRacing is back with more great content, pitching Automobilista 2 against Assetto Corsa in 2021. To level the plain field, he will be using the new custom shaders patch and SOL in Assetto Corsa. This legendary Formula 1 car was driven by Jim Clark and Dan gets to grips with it in sim racing and giving a great talk through whilst on track. What are his opinions? and which does he rate as the best?
Either way, to drive this classic F1 car in sim racing is always a winner.
About the Nordschleife
The first stone was laid on September 27, 1925, and for the next two years around 2,500 workmen labored to construct the circuit. The basic layout was set by Hans Weidenbrück, using the rolling hillsides and plateaus around the Schloß Nürburg to create a massive circuit that was a true test of both man and machine. Designed to be completely separate from the public road network, it nevertheless incorporated a certain amount of normal road character, increasing its relevance for automobile testing. In part, existing roads and trails were followed, particularly in the area from Hatzenbach to Adenauer Forst and much of the Südschleife, while other sections were totally new, particularly from Breidscheid to Hedwigshöhe.
The Nordschleife opened for racing action in June 1927, with the first race actually for motorbikes on June 18 and won by Tony Ulmen on a Velocette. The following day Rudolph Caracciola entered the record books as the first four wheeled winners, triumphing in a supercharged Mercedes S. The Grand Prix arrived on July 17, won in another Mercedes S by Otto Merz. Thereafter the ‘Ring established itself as one of the toughest Grands Prix on the racing calendar.