A Visual Reminder That Formula 1 Cars Are Joy Blessed Onto This Earth

Formula 1 is many things. It is politics. it is drama. It is impossibly thin European men who seem very passionate about things. But it is also car that downshift with speed normally reserved for flipbooks.

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This is Kimi Räikkönen in his not-Sauber Alfa Romeo during pre-season testing. This is a new set of regulations year, so there will be lots of discussions of costs and aerodynamic complexity and wings and overtakes and I’m happy about all of that.

But I am also happy that the extremely fast cars are making the speed noises once more.

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