You want proof that rally drivers are the best drivers? Here's a guy in a front-drive hatchback not just doing a backwards entry into a turn, but doing a full 360 spin into a corner and making it out in one piece.
Here we see a Radical SR8 driver lose control of his car, spear off track, and slide across the wide grass infield of Colombia's Autódromo de Tocancipá. This normally wouldn't be a problem, except there's a crane truck parked right in his path.
In January, we started a search for the most unbelievable saves in the car world. Near-misses, near-spins, and heroic recoveries were all fair game. After twelve months, these are the eight greatest, craziest saves of 2012.
A Formula 2 driver is racing in Belgium, going 150 miles per hour when he sees a massive jam suddenly emerge out of the mists. In what could be the save of the year, he dodges the other cars and what would be a catastrophic accident.