• Nov 21st 2006 at 5:22PM
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If this doesn't define the phrase "money can't buy brains," then nothing does. It shows what we hope to be the vehicle's owner attempting to autocross a Ferrari F 50 in the wet. Fortunately for us, everything is caught on tape from both inside the car and out. Unfortunately, the only thing that this guy manages to hit is a corner worker, who he nearly runs over and then lands on top of after his hands-on lesson in understeer.

[Source: Winding Road]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      If you're going to be running your Ferrari off the track, this is the right sort of place to be doing it.
      • 8 Years Ago

      we need a different word for this...
      • 8 Years Ago
      "besides who wants the added weight in their super car..."

      Um... someone who doesn't want to die if they crash doing 140?
      • 8 Years Ago
      4. If you look closely, the driver locks the front wheels before turning. Probably if he pumped the brakes, he would have been OK. Most performance tires provide poor wet traction and even less when locked. It's even possible that the driver panicked and didn't push the clutch in. Locked wet tires with RWD under power equals massive understeer. I believe this supports my last comment regarding someone "off-the-street" invited to drive a Ferrari.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's new to me, what's this obsession with everythign needing to be new? This is a blog, not a "news" site where "new" is in the name.

      Anyway. All that money and no airbag?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Even though i know it doesn't happen often, that is why i am always a little shaky about being a track worker, especially when the Corvettes get out on the track.

      Why wasn't the drive and passenger wearing helmets? What sanctioning body did this event?
      • 8 Years Ago
      2000 lbs of twisted metal, not

      3000lbs of weaved carbon fiber, and passengers
      • 8 Years Ago
      If memory serves this isn't an autocross event. It is a "learn to drive your Ferrari" event held by a dealership. Which is why the guy is driving so slow in the first place.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Okay.. so it's bad someone got hit, but the guy was only going like 20mph, and loses control? um.. what did he have on the tires? Grease covered tires? Even a civic or saturn, with oem tires, couldve stopped.. sounds like ferrari needs better tires. lol..

      and yes "left in the hands of professionals"? exactly, is this why he was on a closed course and going 20 mph? yes that's right folks, we normal drivers cannot take the risk at 20 MPH!! oh no! i am so scared now.. looks like this guy didn't know how to drive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "...better left in the hands of professionals".

      Well, uh, that's why he was practicing to improve is driving skills on an enclosed course, mr. genius script-writer.

      This is an unfortunate and isolated incident, nothing more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      1. This is quite old.
      3. If I remember correctly, this was some event that allow the public to drive the Ferrari. But this is very old (like me) and my memory isn't so good...
      • 8 Years Ago
      An airbag wouldn't help much in that car at anything more than 20 mph, besides who wants the added weight in their super car...

      This has been around for a while, even seen it on Spike's "amazing videos" or whatever its called.
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