Near crash accident with Ferrari F430 but quick thinking of Mercedes Driver!

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  1. nico2014

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    Hi guys,

    I know this is not a Mercedes car but after viewing this video a few times (over and over), I could not help it but wanted to share this video to you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=17&v=QlVwnF-oxhU

    Congratulations to the quick thinking Mercedez driver for turning onto the side and preventing a crash at 0.09 seconds of this video...
     
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    The driver was apparently Brazilian and the front passenger was a Ferrari staff member letting the driver do a test drive with this new Ferrari... Crazy.
     
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    I know he got himself in the situation but he did get himself out of it with pretty good reactions.
     
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    I agree and it was so close....
     
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    That car is way, way better than he is. Fortunately.
     
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    If the stability system/traction control was switched off, I suspect this would have been a different outcome.
     
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    I suspect he was just steering not using any of those systems. The other cars were very lucky.
     
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    The stability systems were on (green symbol, steering wheel).
     
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    What speeds to we reckon he must have been doing?
     
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    Not hugely fast, I would say. Maybe 70-80mph?
     
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    It certainly sounded like a stability programme kicked in and prevented the rear end coming out on the first sharp turn.
     
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    Still impressive to avoid hitting something
     
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    Sorry guys, the driver is an arrogant, criminal ****, putting other roads users at risk of death just to satisfy his own selfish needs.......I'm driving a Ferrari, ergo the road is mine to do as I please.

    Was this vid handed over to police to prosecute him?


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    Hi, I just found the video from another source on a website, so I don't know much about what action has been or has not been done. The driver could indeed have killed people in this video. I am surprised the passenger who was a Ferrari staff member did not ask the driver to slow down and only said 'perfecto' to the driver after the near miss. It would have been a lot safer to try the car on a racing track for sure.
     
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    Where did the car in front emerge from? surely he must have seen it from a further distance? Very lucky indeed...

    Reminds of the typical situation on UK roads with someone pulling out in front of you at turtle speed...
     
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    Id imagine the A-Class pulled out after looking left and right, obviously not spotting a car doing 70+


    The Ferrari was clearly going way too fast for a public 'A/B' road.
     
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    This guy wasn't so lucky...

    Only himself to blame and no one else involved, could so easily have collected a pedestrian..

    No stability intervention?

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    Clearly this guy was an idiot: driving the car with no experience whatsoever. He was driving too fast in public road and he could have killed someone too...
     
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    He did that which most inexperienced drivers do, he planted his right foot before the car was straight.
     
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    I don't hold out much hope for this guy's long term ownership....

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