Dino Zamparelli
has mad skills behind the wheel of his FIA Formula 2 machine, and he managed to show just how good – or how crazy he is – on Belgium's legendary Spa circuit.

As the track filled with rain mist from cars in front him, Zamparelli, 19, sped toward a group of cars clustered together at 150 mph. The racer narrowly misses a slowing car that appears at the last second from out of the mist, deftly swerves out of the way on to the grass, passes two more and then cleanly brings his car under control back on the slick track.


Of course, not all of the Youtube specators were as impressed, pointing out that Zamparelli may have also missed a yellow flag, telling everyone to slow down. Zamparelli defends himself in the comment thread on YouTube:

"Actually just to clarify – we had already passed the incident that caused the yellow flags and for the safety car boards to come out. If you look at the car ahead, he was actually pulling away from me up eau rouge, because we were trying to catch up to the safety car. Someone then slowed down on the straight line after eau rouge and that caused everyone to bunch up...so my reactions were not to a yellow flag situation, but to another incident which had just occurred"

However, the one comment seemed to sum up the whole breathtaking experience:

"Almost died, gained 3 or 4 places in the race. Standard."

Scroll down to check out the near crash from Zamparelli's point of view.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      Initiating a drift....... like a boss
      • 2 Years Ago
      These 'save' vids are way better than any crash film. Love it. (I ducked just watching the first car appear out of the mist - I would have unloaded the rear and spun plowing right side first straight into it...)
        • 2 Years Ago
        I would have unloaded the rear as well, but it wouldn't have been the rear of the car.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cain Gray
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boss move!
      • 2 Years Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      Uhhhh, WOW!!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was awesome.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hi all - thank you for your comments. I'm the racing driver in this video. Thanks to Fabio for the tip! If you have any questions; please send them to my YouTube channel or my website. Please can you also follow me on Twitter: @DinoZamparelli. Like my Facebook Racing Page: Dino Zamparelli Racing and subscribe to my YouTube channel! Thank you :) Dino.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Think slapdick drivers like Stewart or Earnhardt could do that? Yeah, right..... Open-wheel racing is for pros. BD
        • 2 Years Ago
        So your a troll just trying to piss everyone off! Because you can't possibly be the huge fking moron you sound like. I do not like Nascar racing and I love F1 but that does not mean drivers in other series are not very skilled at what they do. To my knowledge no open wheel driver has been successful in Nascar except Stewart you fffkkking idiot.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like a boss.
      Amer Kimia
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome driver.. maybe the next Hall of Famer F1 driver
      The Law
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the fact that F1 drivers have to be extremely fit just to drive those monsters machines.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Law
        Not to detract from the first rate reflexes and talent displayed here, but F2 is not F1. Half the horsepower, a fraction of the insanity.... but still damned impressive.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Law
        Yeah, can't be a fatass if you want to fit in that cockpit. That looks TIGHT.
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