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Watch: Lightning-fast reactions save racer from huge crash

There's some videos on the internet which simply do not get old no matter how many times you watch them. For me, this is one of them.

I know exactly what's coming, but I'm still taken aback by Dino Zamparelli's cat-like reactions every time I come back to this clip.

Forced to back out of the throttle way before Eau Rouge because of the appalling visibility in the pouring rain at Spa, Zamparelli is then lost in the spray of the cars he's following along the Kemmel straight before spotting ominous lines on the road which really shouldn't be there.

Then, seemingly out of nowhere, he somehow avoids an inevitable collision with a slow car ahead, taking to the grass – completely sideways – saving it and gaining four positions in the process.

Enjoy the best bit of car control you'll see today:

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