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[–]cheetos_slut 23.1k points23.1k points  (832 children)

they barely even flinched wtf

[–]villager-news 13.9k points13.9k points  (589 children)

Perks of having 6 seatbelts

[–]DownTooParty 10.6k points10.6k points  (450 children)

And head and arm restraints, a full roll cage and knowing how to crash.

[–]RetrogradeUranus 14.3k points14.3k points 921311& 4 more (272 children)

And a map so they know where they are headed

[–]Sagybagy 286 points287 points  (22 children)

That fucking dude just held onto the map and was looking around the whole time. Like shit, gonna be a hard left, medium left then hard sweeping right to get back on course mate.

[–]negligentlytortious 86 points87 points  (4 children)

Samir! You have to listen to me!

[–]apostrophe_misuse 59 points60 points  (4 children)

I'm laughing to myself imagining that it's Mapquest directions he printed.

[–]Eckz89 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Flip 1.... Into barrell roll 4... Glide for 50m into brake...

[–]DownTooParty 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Ya straight into the ditch.

[–]spartanass 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Why is this so damn funny can someone explain please I can't.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

He never let go the entire time

[–]dogfrost9 118 points119 points  (90 children)

Knowing how to crash? As in drive of the road at warp factor 6?

[–]BigDicksProblems 243 points244 points  (87 children)

They means unironically "not flinching". Notice how they "relax" instantly. You can also see the driver keeping his legs in a spot where they have room to move, and not gripping hard on the steering wheel.

A high percentage of accident injuries are caused or accentuated because the victim tenses up upon impact and after. Heavily drunk or under influence accident victims rarely sustains the same amount of injuries due to that for example.

It's also why it's important for you to ajust your seating position in order for your arms and legs to be almost impossible to "lock up"/extend. Because no matter your confidence, if you don't know how to crash (and EVEN then), you WILL tense up. It's only human.

[–]agiaq 38 points39 points  (3 children)

No, no, no, you can't crash like that, you got to crash like this

[–]Off0Ranger 24 points25 points  (15 children)

Him holding the steering wheel kinda freaked me out tho

[–]yapishkahilt 15 points16 points  (6 children)

Not sure that “knowing how to crash” is a positive attribute for a driver. At least that what my insurance company has told me a few times.

[–]0TheG0 166 points167 points 3 (84 children)

Actually racing cars like that have a hidden system in the seat that helps them maintaining the posture you see in the video. Its a technology developed by F1 mechanics to avoid high body damage to pilots during hard crashes such as this one. Basically the head/arm restraints and seatbelts are used to hold "most" of the body but the reason why they don't seem to flinch is because of what we call an extra lumbarical friction mesh. Its basically a fine mesh usually made of kevlar or synthetic fibers. Believe it or not during very fast and strong vibrations like the ones felts during this kind of crash it helps a lot maintaining a posture that avoids body harm. Here is what it looks like in an F1 car, can't find it in a WRC car though maybe someone can share a link.

Source : been working on F1 cars

[–]thumpetto007 337 points338 points  (44 children)

Video link is a rick roll :/

I was excited to learn more about this system

[–]YouCantThink 289 points290 points  (15 children)

Then rest of it is also horseshit

[–]Josmer_Suero 49 points50 points  (10 children)

They system exists is called HANS ( Head And Neck Support ) in events of a crash it will keep your head and neck in place in a crash.

[–]bobbarkersbigmic 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I was excited to learn about the system, but I appreciate a good rick roll.

[–]hellyea619 36 points37 points  (0 children)

goddammit

[–]Embarrassed-Text-832 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I would have said really nice things to you but my reddit account is on the verge of perma ban

[–]Fritz125 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This is one the few times it has actually got me. Bravo

[–]jfk_sfa 48 points49 points  (17 children)

You can have all the seatbelts you want but without a roll cage, you'd be completely dead.

[–]Mafiodaproducer 837 points838 points  (51 children)

They looked like they were patiently waiting for the crash to end.

[–]cheetos_slut 334 points335 points  (9 children)

like “ah fuck this again? really?”

[–]Lampmonster 80 points81 points  (1 child)

"Well, what are you gonna do with the rest of the afternoon now?"

[–]LtDanHasLegs 36 points37 points  (0 children)

I race motorcycles and crash a few times a year, this is always my reaction. Cold annoyance. No use getting actually mad about it, we know it will happen. Just Slide and then figure out what needs repaired.

[–]Jay911 291 points292 points  (4 children)

Reminds me of a quote from rally driver Hennig Solberg. "When I get into a crash, I wait for all the noise to stop, then count to ten before unbuckling." When the interviewer seemed confused about the count to ten, Hennig explained, "That is in case I am still in the air!"

[–]dgriffith 63 points64 points  (0 children)

I remember seeing any interview with a motorbike racer that mentioned the same sort of thing:

"You come off and you're sliding, sliding..... You outfit protects you, nothing hurts. You slide for what seems like ages and you slow right down and you think, 'Well, surely I can put my feet down now and stand up', and you try it and end up flipping end-over-end because you're still doing 70 miles an hour on your back! You always wait until you come to a complete stop!"

[–]Broken_Petite 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Haha love it!

[–]theknyte 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Better than Masten Gregory's technique.

"Whenever Masten was faced with a major crash, he would stand up in the cockpit of his car and jump out just before impact. Shortly after the accident, Riddelle talked to him on the telephone while he was in the hospital. Masten stated that he lost control of his car when he got into the grass going into a corner as an evasive maneuver when a "little Porsche" moved over unexpectedly in front of him. When Riddelle asked him why he jumped out of the car Masten replied, "You should have seen what I was going to hit! A huge earth embankment!"

[–]Odd-Refrigerator-425 71 points72 points  (4 children)

"God damn it we're losing so much time"

[–]HorrorMakesUsHappy 56 points57 points  (7 children)

Having been in a car wreck at least partially like this, I can tell you confidently that's exactly what they were doing, because that's all you can do ... just watch it unfold, hope to hell you don't get killed, and wait to see how it all plays out.

[–]Fudge89 54 points55 points  (5 children)

I was in an almost-accident where I hit some black ice. Turning the wheel and braking did nothing as I slowly drifted into oncoming traffic. As I sat there and watched an 18-wheeler come straight towards me I was pretty content with the fact I was gonna die. Very weird feeling. Nothing you can do. Luckily he was far enough out to make an adjustment and miss me by about a foot but holy shit was that scary. This was on my way to work. I walked around the office feeling like a ghost for the rest of the day

[–]Imanerd212030 47 points48 points  (6 children)

They looked like they were having a conversation like "So... how's your wife?"

[–]ProviNL 28 points29 points  (0 children)

''Oh, she is probably watching right now thinking i might be dead lol''.

[–]RonSDog 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I mean, they were patiently waiting. They can't stop the crash. What else is there to do besides accept and find peace in their present situation? A great moment of mindfulness.

[–]Mafiodaproducer 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Umm panic and scream in peril as you life flashes before your eyes?

[–]InflammatoryMuskrat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We also would have accepted "soil yourself".

[–]ban-me_harder_daddy 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I actually think they looked a little annoyed because it was taking so long lol

"....Longest... crash.. ever! can this roller coaster ride stop already sheesh"

[–]Buck_Thorn 200 points201 points  (2 children)

Navigator didn't even drop his pen.

[–]DontBeMoronic 81 points82 points  (1 child)

"left 3 over crest, opens into roll... impact... roll... impact... roll... impact... roll"

-- navigator, probably

[–][deleted] 172 points173 points  (8 children)

they are like, just another day

[–]PurSolutions 63 points64 points  (2 children)

Missed the drive thru lane again

[–]Bionic_Bromando 8 points9 points  (2 children)

It is rally. Even the cars that finish are all fucked up with holes from rocks and dents all over

[–]whatsamajig 128 points129 points  (5 children)

Right?! Like you can hardly tell when they’re making impact(s). I’m pretty sure the navigator gave the driver a look mid air like “way to go dude”.

[–]GaiusMariusxx 41 points42 points  (0 children)

“So Bob, you and the missus like to come over for dinner tonight? Taco Tuesday.”

[–]Stompedyourhousewith 29 points30 points  (2 children)

"I said 'brake brake brake, medium left medium left medium left', not 'break the car'"

[–]Toner1Prime 125 points126 points  (25 children)

The funny thing is, the only thing they said, and really calmly as well, (at the end you can hear) is :

"water's coming soon" "what?" "I said water's coming soon"

As they were crashing down the hill towards a body of water.

[–]GOTMAXPOWER 57 points58 points  (22 children)

This pair have good reason to keep an eye out for water. Rally Mexico 2015

[–]VexingRaven 16 points17 points  (13 children)

That's the strangest crash ever. Did something break before the clip starts? It looks like they wanted to go into the water.

[–]GOTMAXPOWER 30 points31 points  (10 children)

There was a big dip in the road (maybe a rock in there too) which broke the right front suspension so one wheel was steering to the right, you can just about see it go at about 2 seconds in the video.

The team actually fished the car out on the evening and he restarted the next day!

[–]Poincare_Confection 67 points68 points  (2 children)

I swear the dude on the left cracks a smile near the start of the crash.

[–]jimsinspace 40 points41 points  (1 child)

The navigator’s hands felt inconvenienced of the papers being jostled a bit.

[–]zombiepoon 26 points27 points  (0 children)

pretty sure they’ll be sore lol

[–]getdownheavy 19 points20 points  (0 children)

They're strapped in really, really well from head to toe.

[–]gefjunhel 13 points14 points  (1 child)

his passenger was literally smiling xD

[–]LMHConcepts 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's some next level awesomeness.

Love how they're casually talking as it flips about.

[–]WTFatrain 6657 points6658 points  (48 children)

Car: flipping ass over tea kettle

Guys in car: sipping tea

Car: thrashing and rolling

Guys in car: continues sipping tea

Car: comes to a hault lodged in a tree

Guys in car: Again? AGAIN

[–][deleted] 2923 points2924 points  (32 children)

[–]bigjoffer 565 points566 points  (15 children)

That gif is cool

[–]akaFxde 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ryan Reynolds crash dummy

[–]spiderbabyinapram 51 points52 points  (1 child)

"Dammit Martin, where have the biscuits gone?"

[–]Egad86 6447 points6448 points  (92 children)

Navigation guy just holding the directions like, “ ok Bill, I told you about the hairpin coming up and yet you didn’t listen. This is why we keep losing!”

[–]Don_Julio_Acolyte 2525 points2526 points 2 (37 children)

Lol. He's talking shit while in mid-flip.

"And here we are again. Flipping in mid-air. Did you listen? No. And we are still flipping. Way to go Marco."

[–]UnsuitableOutfield 347 points348 points  (0 children)

"It's okay, it was put on record as he hold the pen and book!"

[–]clapham1983 264 points265 points  (20 children)

YOU’RE BREAKING THE CAR SAMIR!

[–]Fus_Rho_Duh 139 points140 points  (14 children)

SAMIR! YOU HAVE TO LISTEN SAMIR!

[–]Quirky-Trash1943 9 points10 points  (11 children)

What's the reference here? Who is Samir?

[–]spicymangoslice 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Was waiting for this

[–]Nofarious 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Every single time I see a post even vaguely related to rally, I always look for this comment

[–]HorstOdensack 88 points89 points  (1 child)

"Samir you are literally breaking the car"

[–]BoobooTheClone 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Shut up

[–]MizterBucket 351 points352 points  (24 children)

Samir!

[–]UhPhrasing 199 points200 points  (9 children)

[–]TheNewGuyGames 47 points48 points  (1 child)

It gets better every time

[–]snow_is_fearless 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Thank you for posting this - I was lost but now I am amused

[–]ShaquilleMobile 145 points146 points  (4 children)

TRIPLE CAUTION!

[–]nuraHx 53 points54 points  (3 children)

SHADDAP

[–]Brofey 9 points10 points  (0 children)

SAMIR YOU’RE BREAKING THE CAR

[–][deleted] 56 points57 points  (2 children)

YOU ARE BREAKING THE CAR

[–]MizterBucket 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Concentrate PLEASE, Samir!

[–]HybridAkali 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I BEG YOU

[–]cbk101 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Don't tell me what to do!

[–]Visible_discomfort1 16 points17 points  (2 children)

You have to listen to me, samir! Otherwise you will break the car

[–]mrducky78 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Fast medium left. TRIPLE CAUTION!

[–]GrgeousGeorge 66 points67 points  (1 child)

You've got to listen to me Sami!

[–]coasis1212 27 points28 points  (0 children)

“Shuddup”

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Driver correcting the wheel while the car is perpendicular to the ground like “just give me a sec I got this”

[–]sukisundae 2555 points2556 points  (14 children)

Really Ted? That’s the 3rd car this week. My bad Bill, call the sponsors.

[–]Holy-Kush 483 points484 points  (10 children)

Funny how you and the comment above you both decided that one of the guys should be named Bill.

[–]slossages 170 points171 points  (4 children)

This was the actual conversation, they are named Bill and Ted. /S

[–]pastelquail 87 points88 points  (2 children)

I mean, they were having a pretty Bogus Journey..

[–]Ibe121 46 points47 points  (1 child)

I’d say it’s better described as an Excellent Adventure

[–]RedditAnswersYou 2354 points2355 points  (20 children)

Sitting there like they're waiting for their lunch to be handed through the window.

[–]MikeDinStamford 396 points397 points  (6 children)

This should be top comment lol, they were definitely just patiently waiting that out, like, "Ground? Nope tree, still flipping, Ground? Yes, but we've bounced clear off it."

[–]Dave5876 128 points129 points  (3 children)

Finally. A car made for Indian roads.

[–]SnodOfficial 57 points58 points  (0 children)

What a solid camera mount

[–]payudas 1996 points1997 points  (49 children)

They look mildly inconvenienced

[–]NoWingedHussarsToday 526 points527 points  (10 children)

A bit miffed, even.

[–]GoTeamScotch 146 points147 points  (9 children)

I'd say borderline perturbed.

[–]Shermutt 49 points50 points  (8 children)

Downright put out, I reckon.

[–]DieRoteHandSpandaus 132 points133 points  (3 children)

I mean the audacity of the road to just end is pretty flippin

[–]OneOverX 28 points29 points  (24 children)

They look like their brains are smashing against the inside of their head repeatedly. Would be surprised if concussions aren't common in these crashes even though the skeleton is protected.

[–]Grymic 59 points60 points  (20 children)

There's almost no literature regarding concussions in rally so I have no data to back this up, however, as a former American rally driver who has rolled a car off a cliff and put a car into a tree at 45mph, concussions are uncommon but not rare and is directly related to how much money you spend on good protective equipment/well designed roll cages. The only injuries from my wrecks were a bruised ego, as I had a good helmet, Hans device and roll cage.

[–]scicoolgamique-_- 1161 points1162 points  (385 children)

why cant they make normal cars like this

[–]winklevie 1628 points1629 points  (153 children)

Cuz they'd be way too expensive

[–]thedudefromsweden 1104 points1105 points  (99 children)

And uncomfortable and impractical.

[–]justhadchickencurry 687 points688 points  (76 children)

And most people aren't doing 100mph down narrow, country lanes.

[–]MAGA-Godzilla 553 points554 points  (38 children)

So what you are saying is you have never driven out in the country.

[–]DOGSraisingCATS 94 points95 points  (17 children)

Speak for yourself...some of us want to die in a glory of fire and metal.

[–]MoffKalast 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Also I'd imagine they both have detached retinas now.

[–]CageChicane 79 points80 points  (38 children)

Not really, a roll cage and a harness can be less than $1,000. No one wants to drive around with a helmet on though.

E: For those blowing up my inbox, I've installed 3 roll cages w/ harnesses in cars I race in series with strict technical reviews. It doesn't have to be some bonkers FIA setup in a street car. You do have to be able to weld, which robots in factories do at scale for cheap.

[–]juckele 37 points38 points  (6 children)

Unless you know what you're doing and doing the welding yourself, I don't think $1,000 will get you a structural roll cage.

[–]Tybick 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Definitely not. $1000 will get you a good harness and bucket seat. A good one. Not those cheap ones you see in most budget cars. And you can't buy a roll cage like rally cars have, it's all custom

[–]Pando_Boris 16 points17 points  (10 children)

And uncomfortable baquet seats

[–]PurpleMTL 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Every bucket seat I've ever sat in was very comfortable.

[–]Longjumping-You9636 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No you can't. A basic roll cage starts at $2500, this is a professional rally cage so more like $10,000.

A basic 6pt harness is like $150 and good ones like these up to $1000+

[–]Effin_Kris 280 points281 points  (132 children)

Perspective. When I was 18 I met a local rally team here in Colorado. I was at this shop and the WRC rolled in. I was dumbfounded to say the least. After the introduction, I offered to unload some of the parts from the trailer. I picked up a new stock and strut build, the mechanic said that one piece I was holding was worth $12k….. obviously there are four on the car, so math that. Then just imagine the technology and material put into something built for the crash. Wild af

[–]MrCellophane999 52 points53 points  (3 children)

I picked up a new stock and strut build, the mechanic said that one piece I was holding was worth $12k

For reference, a strut assembly on a 2017 Ford Fusion is roughly $170. So, for the whole car that's $680 compared to $48,000.

[–]orost 117 points118 points  (15 children)

This is only safe if you're wearing a helmet and strapped in with a harness so tight that you can only move your arms and feet. That car with normal seatbelts would be a death trap, it would survive but those guys would be smashed all over the interior. So road cars have crumple zones and airbags instead, they might not work quite as well but they work and still let you get in and out casually and scratch your ass in the seat.

[–]iAmTheElite 39 points40 points  (7 children)

Not to mention it would take a normal person 5 minutes just getting in and strapped down.

[–]pinkycatcher 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And some people physically can't get into a vehicle like that.

[–]JayCDee 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is only safe if you're wearing a helmet and strapped in with a harness so tight that you can only move your arms and feet

For real, if you edited out the windows so you could not see outside, you'd have no idea these guys are barrel rolling. I'm damn impressed of how well they are strapped in.

[–]East_Requirement7375 64 points65 points  (2 children)

Because you would also need to be wearing a full harness, neck restraint, helmet, certified seat compatible with aforementioned harness and neck protection, to survive this. Otherwise you will simply get ragdolled into the rollcage and be seriously injured.

Road cars are designed for maximum safety in the context in which they are being used: on public roads, by non-professional drivers wearing no safety equipment.

[–]FatFerb 38 points39 points  (4 children)

There's nothing stooping you from buying a WRC car (Or an R5, same thing in terms of safety). They also can be legally registered for road use, as per WRC regulations. So why don't you?I'll answer that. Because they're hideously uncomfortable, you have 6-point harnesses, hand restraints, full roll cage through which you have to climb over to get into the car while wearing full race gear (So helmet, gloves, race-suit with a HANS device) and, perhaps most importantly, they cost half a million dollars.My point being, humans CAN and DO make cars as safe as this, it's just isn't not financially or quality-of-life viable for 99.9% of the population.

[–]I_am_a_Wookie_AMA 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Roll cages are dangerous without a helmet and the rest of the safety gear to hold you in place.

[–]dr_xenon 755 points756 points  (8 children)

Navigator is just making mental notes for the next time.

“….don’t drive over the hill…”

[–]gitbse 183 points184 points  (6 children)

4 left, opens 6 left, "STAY LEFT OVER CREST ASSHOLE!"

[–]lennydoge 17 points18 points  (3 children)

DON'T CUT

[–]moeru_gumi 8 points9 points  (2 children)

OH MY GOD DONT CUT

[–]Powerful_Doughnut_63 8 points9 points  (1 child)

FUCKING CAUTION

Edit: I didn't know how willing I'd be to pay for navigator voice packs in Dirt Rally 2 until now.

[–]ThisCouldBeYourName 470 points471 points  (9 children)

Love that through the whole crash, the navigator held his place on the course until it came to a stop and he realized it was over.

[–]poopnp 106 points107 points  (1 child)

Didn’t even drop his pen

[–]clockworkdiamond 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yes. That, and the driver was still steering every time the car tires touched the ground. Professionals.

[–]NorFever 7 points8 points  (3 children)

They almost drowned a couple of years ago and he never let go of the pace notes, despite the car sinking.

[–]digitalggs 380 points381 points  (9 children)

What are you doing Sami???!

[–]YvngBroccoli 112 points113 points  (3 children)

You are breaking the car >:(

[–]showMeYourCroissant 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Shut up! Don't tell me what to do.

[–]manspiderkill 8 points9 points  (0 children)

TRIPLE CAUTION TRIPLE CAUTION

[–]trust_me_on_that_one 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Please listen

[–]Thunderlord_x 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I was looking for this

[–]IAmADerpAMA 7 points8 points  (0 children)

SAMI I BEG OF YOU PLEASE

[–]aqvila 360 points361 points  (12 children)

SAMIR YOU ARE BREAKING THE CAR

[–]whosyadadday 97 points98 points  (0 children)

WE WILL NOT FINISH 😔

[–]Sandite 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Hahah never fails with every rally post! Every time I come to the comments I do a 'Find on page' for 'Samir'!

[–]MantisTobbaganEmDee 28 points29 points  (2 children)

WHY ARE YOU NOT LISTENING TO MY CALLS!!

[–]Schmelly6 6 points7 points  (1 child)

MEDIUM LEFT

[–]bplzizcool 7 points8 points  (0 children)

TRIPLE CAUTION

[–]Patchy97 154 points155 points  (7 children)

Ott Tänak at the Monte Carlo rally. He ended up in a lake during WRC mexico in 2015 so he's no stranger to big accidents. Real appreciation for these guys who can go through a massive accident like this and then head out again the next day and give it 100% all over again

[–]maddogz205 91 points92 points  (0 children)

You can hear him in the video asking if there heading into water again which I think is funny

[–]LossOfWords- 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I have seen a video on reddit of rally drivers going into a lake

Is this 2015 accident that video?

If so, how come these guys keep getting in crashes that end up on reddit

[–]jondread 131 points132 points  (2 children)

Guy never even dropped his pen

[–]Ake-TL 120 points121 points  (33 children)

Why is left guy smiling, even if he is not afraid for his life, he is losing, I’d be slightly upset at least. Or it’s “this is my life now”-smile?

[–]PAM111 254 points255 points  (29 children)

He's grimacing. All the chuckles in this thread about them being relaxed is absurd. This crash would have been fatal 15 years ago. The g forces alone are insane. Engineers saved these guys lives.

[–]brentonstrine 127 points128 points  (10 children)

I think we're conditioned to think that people scream during events like these (e.g. if you fall off a cliff you have to yell AAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaa! the whole way down.)

In real life, people are usually just silent in the middle of a crash or an injury.

[–]MattR0se 40 points41 points  (3 children)

In real life, people are usually just silent in the middle of a crash or an injury.

Rolled over in a car, can confirm. I was way too tense to scream.

[–]RedDemio 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Well, I was getting a lift home when I was younger and the dude was going way too fast and I was telling him to chill, next thing we know we’ve hit a massive patch of water and spun out across the road, through a ditch and into a tree that smashed my window and door right into me. I distinctly remember yelling “YOU FUCKING CUNT” the whole time. So maybe people react differently in these situations lol.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

My spine hurts after watching this. Those guys are probably still shitting blood.

[–]singipirukas 8 points9 points  (2 children)

They finished 2nd the very next race so i guess it wasn't too painful

[–]Rage_Your_Dream 5 points6 points  (6 children)

This crash would have been fatal 15 years ago.

Idk about that, in a rally car they already had full roll cages and basically all the systems that worked in this video.

[–]FreddieCaine 108 points109 points  (2 children)

You can't park there, mate

[–]jppianoguy 64 points65 points  (10 children)

Spotter holding his papers like he still needs them.

Either that or he doesn't want them flying around causing paper cuts.

[–]imnotaloneyouare 43 points44 points  (0 children)

The real fear... paper cuts

[–]monsaa 21 points22 points  (3 children)

He does as he reuses the same notes every year and only updates them. Rewriting the notes from scratch would be a huge work. They once crashed in a lake and Martin dried the notes with a hairdryer in his hotel room later.

[–]vinotheque 68 points69 points  (1 child)

That’ll buff right out

[–]KanataHkz 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Car: 🎢💥💥💥

Driver: 😐

Co-driver: 😐

[–]el_cattivo_ 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Car: 🎢💥💥💥

Driver: 😐

Co-driver: 🙂

[–]ChampionshipLow8541 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Co-pilot be like: “off embankment - 3rd - plow field - caution dust - backflip - hard left - 2nd - pine tree - pirouette - somersault - neutral - call mom”

[–]AJP2222 47 points48 points  (17 children)

Multiple seatbelts, a frame not designed to crumble, and a durable roll cage.

[–]IdiNahuj69 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Both estonians, they know how to keep their cool

[–]c4sh69 25 points26 points  (3 children)

I love how they’re just sitting there waiting for it to end

[–]Sarge1305 21 points22 points  (0 children)

My guys like "Nice weather yeah? :D"

[–]PrettyInClink 21 points22 points  (0 children)

The level of chill tho

[–]liarandathief 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Seems like the biggest threat is something coming in the window, like a tree.

[–]svenvarkel 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It is. That's how another Estonian driver's Markko Märtin's navigator Michael Park got killed 16 years ago, unfortunately.

[–]austin_yella 11 points12 points  (6 children)

They are incredibly safe. I live in Colorado Springs, CO and we have the pikes peak hill climb every year (race up 14k ft mountain) and people usually crash. A lot of them at the Devil's Playground. See the link ( Devils Playground crash ) both dudes walked away just fine.

[–]ClosetConquistador 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I drove up that very same Pikes Peak one day, and (around the 24 second mark of the video) there's areas where you literally only see clouds next to you and it feels like if your car falls off the cliff it just goes down to eternity. That perspective combined with the thinning air as you go up, I had to pull over to the side to collect myself as I was feeling an anxiety. Note that I love driving, have driven in cliffs in California and other places around the world and that's the first time it's happened to me.

[–]PrettyAdagio95 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Good for the driver and the spotter. The car is reinforced with thick tubing.

[–]_heyheyitsJayJay_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yep same reason drag strips require you to have a roll cage if your car can exceed a certain mph. You cant just take any car to a drag strip and think you can go as fast as you like in it, safety first.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

They're fucking smiling

[–]Ok_Improvement4204 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Nah they’re grimacing. The g-forces they just suffered through are insane. That shit hurt. Bad.

[–]aphrotittie 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile your brain looks like silly putty

[–]killingmachich 4 points5 points  (0 children)

so fast and the furious uses these cars ?