Can You Text While Driving An F1 Car?

Apparently Nico Rossberg can text while driving an F1 car! Check out his qualifying lap from the Mexican Grand Prix. He’s fast and took pole position but even more interesting is all the inputs he makes into the steering wheel. Check out his fingers while he makes his lap! The video below isn’t the best quality but you get the idea. Here’s a higher res version on Facebook where you can see the steering wheel better.

Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.