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.
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.