One moment Italian Driver Giorgi Scarlatti was seated calmly in his Ferrari during a pit stop at the Nürburgring in Germany. The next he was vaulting frantically from the car in a geyser of flame. The fire, caused by gas splashing on a red-hot exhaust pipe, knocked the Ferrari out of the race, but Scarlatti escaped with light burns when a quick-witted official wrapped him in an overcoat.

PHOTOWALTER GOLZ