13 Pictures Of Rally Racing That Prove They Are More Exciting Than FI Races

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8:00 pm 30 May, 2015

Rally racing is a thrill not everyone has the balls to experience. It is an adventure only the most passionate are willing to undertake. While in an the F1 race, the driver is literally going around in circles, rally racing takes place in locales known for their spectacular natural sights. The routes here offer a new, unexplored turn for the drivers.

(The following pictures bear the name of the driver in captions.)

1. Rally racing means there will plumes of dust.

 

Hayden Paddon.

Hayden Paddon.

2. Dust dominates the background in the photographs.

 

Ott Tanak and his co - driver Raigo Molder.

Ott Tanak and his co-driver Raigo Molder.

3. Turns such as this are not unusual.

 

Nasser Al-Attiyah.

Nasser Al-Attiyah.

4. There are jumps.

 

Dani Sordo.

Dani Sordo.

5. And jumps over snowy terrains.

 

Andreas Mikkelsen.

Andreas Mikkelsen.

6. Accidents are not unusual in rally racing. Cars may end up in rivers, into trees, or at the bottom of a cliff.

 

Ott Tanak seen.

Ott Tanak seen.

7. But crowds gather in high numbers to watch the revving vehicles charting on unmetalled roads.

 

Elfyn Evans.

Elfyn Evans.

8. The wheels leave behind a smorgasbord of dust, pebbles, and tar.

 

Sebastien Ogier.

Sebastien Ogier.

9. Rally racing takes drivers and navigators on less explored areas of beautiful locales.


 

Hayden Paddon.

Hayden Paddon.

10. Drifting on grainy tracks is an art only a rally driver can master.

 

Sebastien Chardonnet.

Sebastien Chardonnet.

11. A rally car goes over pebbles, dust, water, concrete and everything else that makes up a route.

 

Jari Ketomaa.

Jari Ketomaa.

12. Cars are specially modified for rally racing.

 

Sebastien Ogier.

Sebastien Ogier.

13. Driving in the night adds to the thrill of rally racing.

 

Elfyn Evans.

Elfyn Evans.

 

And this video from World Rally Championships is for those who want to know more about driving like a maniac.

 

All pictures courtesy: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

 

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