The Funniest Rally Video You'll See All Week: "Samir, PLEASE!"

One of the joys of growing up is learning how to drive and completely ignoring any and all instructions we're given. Usually this sort of thing occurs in a parking lot, and not a rally special stage. When it does occur on a rally special stage, though, the end result is absolutely hilarious.


Some choice quotes from this choice driving lesson:

You have to turn the wheel!

Sharp left! Sharp left! SHARP LEFT!!!

Medium right, c'mon Sammy. Please.

Medium left long. Medium left long! LONG!!! Long! Long! LONG!! TURN IN!

Medium left MEDIUM LEFT!!! Listen to my calls!

Sammy. You have to listen Sammy. Otherwise it is not working.

Samir, you are breaking the car!

Finally, Samir just gets fed up:

Shut up. Don't tell me how to drive.

The mix of pleading, begging, patronizing advice, pure terror and hatred make this quite possibly the funniest racing video I have ever seen. If rally could always be like this, it would be the most popular sport in the world.


H/t to Onehotlap!

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Lyle Petersminkle

I see a lot of people criticizing this driver. But are we all forgetting this is not the WRC? What is going on here is there is a large experience/skill gap between the codriver and the driver, with the codriver unable to keep his frustrations down in a case where he should be more understanding so that he can properly coach the driver. You can tell by watching the video that the driver can't process both the driving and the notes at the same time, which does take practice and experience, so then by default the visual cues take over for the auditory ones.

Shame on us as a community for deriding this man's driving simply because he is in the early learning stages. Would we yell at a child who got a D on a math test, or would provide training and tutoring to that child so that we may see her succeed?

As I said, give him a proper coach, who instead of yelling will stay calm and later provide constructive feedback on how to improve, and he will improve and become good. Really good, possibly. If you watch the whole video (not this edited clip), you can see a couple moments of flashes of brilliance. This guy just needs time to develop. After all, Ayrton Senna wasn't a champion his first season in F1.