Our friends at Axis of Oversteer drive fast cars, and they often drive them quite well. The team there participates in many forms of grassroots racing, while also running a Ferrari 458 in the Challenge series (with a rather lovely livery on it). It’s not always rosy out there while racing, however, as one of their friends recently found out.
Running at the Nürburgring, driver Andrea Sapino was campaigning his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer during a VLN event. Upon entering a corner in the area known as Flugplatz, the wheel studs on Sapinos left front decided to call it quits. Those are rather important as they keep the wheels and tires attached to the car.
The driver is fine. The car will be rebuilt. The video, however, is pretty terrifying when you see it from the drivers point of view.
[Source: Axis of Oversteer]