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2005-08-03 17:26:40.522217+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

This one's for Jeff: Dave had a link to this page which has assorted video of Sabine Schmitz, who is described as "the fastest taxi driver in the world" for the trips she gives to people around the N¨rburgring Track. The reason this one's for Jeff? Watch her blow by motorcycles in tight turns... in a diesel powered delivery van. It all started when a student she was teaching was really proud to have made it around the track in under 10 minutes, and she said "I tell you something: I do that lap time in a ...".

Usual TV show editing, but still quite cool. The other video, a real-time chase cam of her doing it in her own car (in heavy traffic) is spectacular, the only thing I wish had been added to that is her commentary as the motorcycles won't pull over to let her pass. And if you follow the links around there's another one taken from inside her car which shows that whole "scrubbing speed with the sharp twist at the beginning of the late apex turn" technique absolutely incredibly.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-04 01:10:55.748931+00 by: meuon

Wow. That was some driving.