- Jul 5, 2012
Watch this 19-year-old F2 racer dramatically save his own bacon in the wet
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:
However, the one comment seemed to sum up the whole breathtaking experience:
"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"
"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.