A sharp corner of the "Breidscheid" section of the legendary 13-mile (21-km) Nuerburgring Nordschleife racing circuit, also known as the "Green Hell", is pictured in the western German low mountain ... more 
A sharp corner of the "Breidscheid" section of the legendary 13-mile (21-km) Nuerburgring Nordschleife racing circuit, also known as the "Green Hell", is pictured in the western German low mountain range of the Eifel near Adenau, October 27, 2013. Ever since Niki Lauda's Ferrari exploded in a fireball on the Nuerburgring in 1976, the circuit has been deemed too dangerous for Formula One, instead hosting car companies putting new models through their paces and amateurs trying to set records on a rush of adrenaline. But after local politicians loaded it with debt equating to around 50 years worth of profit, the famed and feared track went into administration and is now looking for a new owner. Completed in 1927, the Ring was built to showcase German auto engineering and racing prowess, and now the country's deep-pocketed carmakers have been cited as potential bidders. Picture taken on October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT TRANSPORT SOCIETY) less 
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Reuters | Photo By WOLFGANG RATTAY / REUTERS
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