Yesterday we saw a perfect example of what happens when the driver of a front wheel drive machine lifts off the throttle mid corner, panics and drills the brakes. Today, we have another public lapping participant at the Nurburgring who with a bit of patience and a lot of luck, manages not to hit anything with his precious Ford Fiesta ST after running a bit wide at the exit of a previous turn.
We don’t see enough of the action to truly tell how he got out of shape in the first place, but given that he is surrounded by faster cars, I bet I have the answer. There is an old rally adage that says if someone is faster than you, let them by and drive your own event. I’m guessing this guy was trying to run with the big boys and got in over his head speed wise, which caused him to run wide. Fortunately, beyond the skid marks in his shorts, the driver’s day did not end on a bad note!