Even Sith Lords Enjoy Formula One

Formula One’s world broadcast feed knows a Sith Lord when they see one. Darth Vader himself got a shout-out during the weather-halted Free Practice 2 session thanks to this mask-wearing Red Bull fan in the grandstands.

Were today’s sessions really red flagged because of clouds and smog preventing the medical helicopter from flying, or was someone being Force-choked for their inability to make the practice session happen behind the scenes? We may never know.

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Either way, additional help via the Force may explain Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s quick time in what we got of Free Practice 1.

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