TEXT & PHOTO: © CHRISTER LUNDEM
In the fall of 2012, I had a few hours to kill and brought my camera on an expedition. I found a magical serene place. Dark trees around the track oozed untold stories.
The silence was the same as if a race had just ended a few hours ago. I saw no ghosts, but the feeling of someone lurking out there; watching me from the dark was really enough. I really hope that the Germans see the value of this forgotten peace of tarmac. No one needs exactly that space - please let it rest in a dignified manner. If you want to set out on your own and meet the spirits of the past, it is not difficult to find. Drive past the old pits and the new buildings with direction to Barweiler. With the Grand Prix track on your right hand side, turn to Scharferkopf on the left. It is near where the Grand Prix track crosses the road. Be aware you may end up feeling touched and privileged.
Respect the legends, rest in peace Südschleife.