Leap Of Faith: Damien Walters Backflip Over Speeding Formula E Car

Leap Of Faith: Damien Walters Backflip Over Speeding Formula E Car


When Damien told me about his stunt, it just
freaked me out. The fact that he’s doing a backflip, without
seeing the car approaching, for me is crazy. As a racing car driver, and all the people
that I’ve met, all the drivers and courageous drivers, I can tell you – you need to be really
crazy to do this stunt. This is dangerous I don’t think it’s a normal thing to do,
to jump over a car. I’m here to coach his stunt driver, Alistair. It makes me nervous actually that he’s driving
the Formula E car for the first time. But you know it’s four wheels, a steering
wheel, a brake, an accelerator, it will be easy… I hope. The team has been rehearsing all day, very
intense day actually. Alistair will start at the beginning of the
straight, adjust the speed, more or less at 100 kilometers per hour. He will cross the lasers, then he will drive
towards Damien but he will be offset. Way too early! We go through these all day long, and once
the team is happy with it, and the timings – everything is perfect we go for real, hopefully. He needs to be really precise. If he jumps
too early he will hit the back of the car, well and if he forgets or he’s late on the jump, well…