Bruno Senna laps Spa one-handed – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Formula One driver Bruno Senna possesses some serious driving skills. If he didn't, he wouldn't be driving the Lotus Renault R30 on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. But is Senna good enough at his craft to hammer out a lap at Spa using only one hand?

The brash Brazillian wanted to give his YouTube followers a first-hand account of what it's like to drive the R30 at Spa, so he recorded the lap with his cell phone. Actually, it's not exactly a lap of the classic circuit, it's more like a stunt session. If you're worried about distracted driving, don't, because Senna says in the video description: "Please note I drove within safe limits and not flat-out," then proceeds to tell others not to drive and shoot video at the same time.

That sounded nice and safe, at least until we saw the video. While we're sure Senna wasn't going all out, he was still moving faster than most humans ever should with both hands on the wheel. "Safe limits" clearly means different things to different people, no? Amazingly, Senna turns out to be as good a videographer as he is a driver, as the finished product is amazingly steady and well-composed.

Hit the jump to watch the amazing video for yourself, especially if you've always wanted a first-hand account of what a donut in an F1 car would look like. Nicely done, Mr. Senna, but probably not all that safe.



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      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bruno, stop clowning around, get your game face on, and start winning races.
      I_see_dead_pickles
      • 3 Years Ago
      His uncle would be proud
      Robb63
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm surprised Renault let him anywhere near one of their cars after Crashgate
        Hashiryu
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Robb63
        WTH are you talking about? Are you confusing Senna with Piquet Jr. ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      unsivilaudio
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lame, I was expecting to a see a full lap, not just clowning around in a racecar. Any amateur can do that...
      jvshenderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      So now that Bruno has shown the way, I guess Kubica can come back to F1 early?
      Ganesa Ponraja
      • 3 Years Ago
      He's such a tease. How far is Spa from Monaco again?
      Bassracerx
      • 3 Years Ago
      how many GEARS does this car have? i keep losing count???
      ksrcm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Huh? High speed? You boys at AB realize that he was going at 10% of what that car can do on both the straight line and corners, right? So, if you were driving one-handed your Prius at 10 mph one handed, I guess that would be enormous achievement.
      Philip Gray
      • 3 Years Ago
      I clearly see a left and right glove. The cell phone is taped to his belt, duh!
      onewayroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good stuff....would have been nice to some exterior shots.
        shameonthenight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @onewayroll
        except you can find exterior shots anywhere?
          Zach
          • 3 Years Ago
          @shameonthenight
          Here you go: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/05/01/bruno-senna-drives-renault-demo-run-spa/
      Ahmed Nouh
      • 3 Years Ago
      how come he`s shifting up and down with one hand ?!!
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ahmed Nouh
        up and down shift peddals are connected in f1, so he can shift with one hand as well
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