Watch the 2018 Nurburgring 24 hour race here

Published: 12 May 2018

► 15.8 miles long, 180 cars
► Race starts at 14:30 BST

► Rain expected on Sunday

There’s no race on earth quite like the Nurburgring 24 hours. The numbers only tell part of the story: 180 cars, four times as many drivers, 900 marshalls and a quarter of a million slightly crazy fans. It’s not just a race, it’s a giant festival of car culture, with spectators partying round the clock in campsites in the forests around the 15.8-mile track.

The variety of cars on circuit is quite something; cutting-edge GT3 racers driven by some of the world’s best drivers at the sharp end, battered Opel Calibras at the tail end and all shapes and sizes of GT and touring cars in between. It’s a race to be experienced at first hand at least once, but if you can’t make it to the ‘Ring this year, here’s how to follow the action right here with CAR magazine.

When does the 2018 Nurburgring 24-hour race start?

This year’s race will start at 3.30pm local time, so 2.30pm BST in the UK. The formation lap will start at 2.10pm, but since the track is so long, it takes around 20 minutes.

Here’s how to watch the 2018 N24h

For once, watching a race online is surprisingly easy. Thanks to Vodafone, there’s a full 24-hour stream of the race available for free – and we’ve embedded it at the top of this article for you.

What’s more, there are also several other team-specific streams available too; so if you want to ride in a Falken Porsche, an Audi R8 racer or a anything else, we’ll shortly add the links for you below.