In 1976 during the Nurburgring Grand Prix Niki Lauda, racing for Ferrari, crashed and burst into flames on a particularly difficult kink. Nurburgring was closed indefinitely to work on a safer design. When it opened back again in 1984 a charity race was held to chime in the new grand prix circuit. A young, hotshot formula 1 driver that had never raced a touring car participated. He came in 1st. It was Ayrton Senna, and when he finished he proclaimed “Now i know i can do it”.