Here’s a glimpse into the, uh, how should I put this, reserved lives of the people of Finland.

F1 driver Valtteri Bottas got to do a little PR stunt with welding company Kemppi where he got ‘race’ a couple of expert welders to show how fast/not so fast he is. You should really just watch the full video, but I’ll GIF the most stunning and surprising and glee-filled moments.


Here, for instance, is the moment when Kemppi reveals to these speed welders that they’ll be competing against one of their country’s top athletes, Valtteri Bottas.

“I am very surprise,” states Atte Pönkkö, one of the welders. “I am his big fan. It will be so fun.”


And look at Atte’s face when he beats Valtteri, who, as it turns out, also trained in welding. Can all Finnish people weld? There is no evidence to the contrary.


This man is clearly beside himself with joy.

Again, I encourage you to watch the video in full. And if you’re looking for more fun and vivacious video, watch this one where they got Valtteri to weld a toilet.


(Hat tip to Paulo!)

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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