Riding shotgun in a two-seater race car at speed is a lot of fun – trust us on this – but this video is headache inducing. And scary. Seems like the pit crew on hand at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi was so concerned with starting the camera and setting its white balance that they didn't bother checking to see whether the passenger's safety harness was tight enough. And it clearly wasn't.

You'll notice in the screenshot above that the passenger's helmet appears to be striking the bulkhead in front of her, which is definitely not supposed to happen. Indeed, she gets thrown around something fierce as the two-seater F1 car corners and brakes. So let this serve as a lesson to those of you who might embark on your first hot lap on a race track: Tighten up those belts until they are truly snug.

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      Alex Butti
      • 2 Years Ago
      Safety third!
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wanted to hear her comments, too bad the video ended before she got out of the car.
      Redline
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must have been boring, looks like she was having a nap half of the time. :D
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      She missed half of it looking at her own lap!!
      Benny90
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy crap that was hilarious and brutal at the same time! The end of the straight was the best part, just sitting there then.... boom, head smash! I have to say if I was the one in the back I would not be giving the camera a thumbs up after getting back, it'd definitely be a finger up, just not my thumb.
      dezoris00
      • 2 Years Ago
      She was just too small for the harness and seat.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      shocked that she keep going.. I would have called it quits after the first head bang.....
      nismokid02
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is disgusting to watch. Anybody that steps foot on a racetrack should know safety is always first. How can something like this even happen.
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      On the first straight I knew what was going to happen next, and I'm not going to lie, when the brakes were hit, and her head smashed into the rollbar, I laughed my ass off. Thank God she was wearing a helmet!
        sc0rch3d
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        the negative acceleration is happening so fast he/she couldn't pull head from the back of the front seat!
      gergelish
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is what happens when you leave the kitchen
        oRenj9
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gergelish
        Sounds like your pissed that she's a better driver than you are even with her head planted in her lap.
          StreetDrift
          • 2 Years Ago
          @oRenj9
          You do realize that she isn't driving the car right?
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's ok guys, Allah was her seat belt.
      Hal Jordan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care what any of you say. You don't know what you're talking about. Somebody effed up here. I don't know the reason why it happened, but she should never have been allowed to be in that car in such an unsecured state. After looking at that video, the party responsible for that car was s**tting. They could have been sued big time, assuming their legal system is anything like the USA... Not that I think they should or shouldn't. It really just depends on the demeanor of the woman.
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