There's the right way to tackle the infamous Corkscrew at Laguna Seca and then there's the way that puts your Ferrari 458 Italia into the catch fence and on its roof. Ryan Ockey recently gave the latter option a shot during the Ferrari Challenge at Mazda Raceway with predictable results. All of the safety equipment both in the car and at the track worked as intended, however, and the driver walked away with little more than a bruised ego. There are no solid reports as to what caused the flying Ferrari, but rumor has it there may have been a brake failure.

Unfortunately, the 458 Italia had to be pulled from the gravel trap by a tow truck, which meant a long, painful slog downhill on the Italian exotic's roof. Check out two videos of the carnage and the rescue to see what we mean. Jump forward to two minutes in on the second clip to see things go downhill for Ockey.





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      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      That guy must have been hauling boo-tay to skip across the sand like that. Like a stone across a pond. Geeze! Second, the thing that struck me was how incredibly stiff that car is. The hit that flipped it, and especially falling on the roof, no twist or tweak at all. I'm used to see rally crashes where the cars, while still safe) behave more like street cars in that the engine compartment or trunk will flex even if the passenger cell doesn't. Well done Ferrari and well done whoever built that cage.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Drakkon
        Let's just say that if that crash with that (little) damage happened in a video game, it would have been derided for its utter lack of damage modelling. With the paintjob (hopefully a wrap), the surface doesnt even look that scuffed except likely the roof. Exceptional structural integrity at play here, though those tire barriers are probably the main reason the 458 doesnt look like scrap metal.
      Michael Walsh
      • 2 Years Ago
      That thing that swings off to the left...it's called a corner. I think you're supposed to slow down and turn into those!
        Jonathan Arena
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael Walsh
        "6 is the banked left... now up the hill.... 7 is a little kink that sets you up for 8 which is a fast sweeper to the left-OH **** NO ITS THE CORKSCREW!!!!"
      Veegee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do they drag the car upside along the gravel instead of flipping it first.....
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Veegee
        You flip a car on something as steep as the Corkscrew, and it would probably roll right down the embankment and into the path of other racecars at the bottom.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Ferrari 458: Capable of walking away from a fight with the infamous Corkscrew with only scratches. May or may not spontaneously combust in daily driving.
      jimbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only the real track had that sticky grass like in Forza 4!
      twofingersneak
      • 2 Years Ago
      its hard enough to try and pass coming into turns 7 & 8 on Forza 4 - not quite sure why he thought he could do it in real life. typical multiplayer n00b 'superman'...
        Jonathan Arena
        • 2 Years Ago
        @twofingersneak
        Ahhhh... didn't see that other car the first time I watched this... lol He probably made the pass on turn 7, and then just couldn't get any grip for braking because he was all out of wack. I too, have done this in Forza many times.
      daewootech
      • 2 Years Ago
      ignore your kids long enough and YOU too can get youtube hits!
      JSG
      • 2 Years Ago
      that horse needs to turn down the prancing a few notches
      poppopeyes
      • 2 Years Ago
      i flipped like that so many times at that turn in forza.
      TreeGuy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Watching the second video, @1:50 the #13 car has its door swing open. What kind of race is this?
        jvshenderson
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TreeGuy
        You know when you cough up a big lugie and ya just gotta spit it out? Well, there's no stoplights at Laguna Seca...
      • 2 Years Ago
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      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first video looks like it was filmed with a toilet.
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