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Video: “Magic spin” at F1 Long Beach (1983)

Submitted by on March 23, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 4.12.43 pmYou’ll watch this eight-second video twice, we promise.

In 1983 Keke Rosberg was the defending Formula 1 World Champion, and during the West USA Grand Prix of that year he attempted to overtake Patrick Tambay with spectacular results.

The overtake was a fail, and Rosberg spun out wildly – his recovery on the other hand, was a complete success. Rosberg lost only a couple of positions before rejoining the race in spectacular fashion. Behold, the “magic spin”:

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