Illustration for article titled True Fans Dont Grab An Umbrella, They Grab A Battle Flag

This pair of Mercedes Formula One fans didn’t care about the insane rain storm that flooded out and postponed Free Practice 2 at Circuit of the Americas indefinitely, nor did they care that half the fencing on the bridge behind them had blown over. They flew that Mercedes flag all the way back.

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Illustration for article titled True Fans Dont Grab An Umbrella, They Grab A Battle Flag

Here’s some scenes of the carnage Mother Nature inflicted on COTA this afternoon. I am soaked from head to toe, but hey—I’m hiding in the paddock with all the Porsche Supercup cars, so I’m not leaving until they call the whole day off.

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Illustration for article titled True Fans Dont Grab An Umbrella, They Grab A Battle Flag
Illustration for article titled True Fans Dont Grab An Umbrella, They Grab A Battle Flag
Illustration for article titled True Fans Dont Grab An Umbrella, They Grab A Battle Flag

Here’s another fan’s video of yesterday’s storm shot from underneath a nearby tent:

Now that’s dedication to the cause.


Contact the author at stef.schrader@jalopnik.com.

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