- May 2, 2011
Bruno Senna records a lap of Spa one-handed
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.