Successful racers make smart split-second decisions about what line to take, when to accelerate and brake and so on. So when recently faced with an electrical problem in his Formula Renault 2.0 car’s steering wheel, Jeroen Slaghekke was faced with pitting and losing position or taking a chance.
Slaghekke is apparently a gambling man and decided to literally take fate in his own hands. Watch the video below and pay close attention at about the 11 second mark. Up comes a long straightaway, off comes the steering wheel and then, boom, three seconds later, the problem’s fixed and the wheel’s back on in plenty of time to take the left-hander.
It’s admittedly not the most dramatic of videos, but that’s exactly what makes it so impressive: There’s no drama, no panic. Just quick, cool thinking that ended with Slaghekke taking 6th place at Oschersleben. We look forward to seeing how his future career turns out.