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Published on Feb 8, 2012
A non-competing vehicle that can determine the outcome of a race.Huge leads can be whittled down and entire race strategies destroyed. But safety has to have top priority. Safety Cars in Formula 1 debuted at the 1973 Canadian Grand Prix, and since 1996 have been provided by Mercedes' works tuner AMG. The cars' mission: to take the danger out of hazardous situations. The SLS AMG will again be heading the field occasionally this season. Drive it! meets Bernd Mayländer, who's been at the wheel of the safety car for 12 years. He shows us the special features that make the SLS AMG Safety Car so unique. For more go to http://www.dw.de/dw/0,,9690,00.html