Lapping the Nordschleife is a bucket list item for most serious car fans. Part of the excitement comes from the knowledge that it is known as The Green Hell for a reason. It can catch out just about any driver and the effects of a momentary lapse of judgement can be severe.
Just ask the Corvette driver in the video below, who overcooked a corner, but not too badly. He dutifully stays on the grass through to the next corner, watching his mirrors to find a safe time to re-enter the track, when WHAM!
Another driver, this one in a Renault Clio, really overcooked the same corner, but in much more dramatic fashion. With the limited traction afforded by the grass, the Clio driver manages to avoid a direct hit, but side-swipes the Vette before sliding across the track.
Sometimes, even when you do the right thing, you get caught out.