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RedBull RB8 donuts

We all know thermal imaging cameras in Formula 1 are pretty cool. And that’s just when they show a tyre heating up under load during a corner. Imagine how totally awesome it would be to see an F1 car doing donuts!

Thanks to FLIR Systems we don’t have to wonder anymore. Instead, we can marvel at the pretty lights of the Red Bull RB8 performing its dance for us at a recent demonstration event.

[Source: WTF1]

Formula 1

Free donuts for Formula 1 winners!

2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

Good news race fans, the FIA has given post-race donuts the green light after making revisions to Formula 1’s sporting regulations.

It’s better than that, too, the change to the regs is quite open ended and states the winning driver can “perform an act of celebration” after the race. There are some caveats to this unbridled joy, of course. Any post-race celebrations must be “performed safely” and not “endanger other drivers or any officials”. Further, the actions must not “not call into question the legality of his car” and should “not delay the podium ceremony”.

After winning the 2013 Indian Grand Prix, thereby securing his fourth world championship, Sebastian Vettel celebrated the hell out of his rear tyres and faced the wrath of the FIA in the form of €25,000 fine. Undeterred, he repeated his act of celebration routine after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and again at the season finale in Brazil (pictured above) without sanction.

Going back to the wording of the revised regs, what other actions could a driver to when performing “an act of celebration”?

[Source: James Allen | Pic: Red Bull/Getty Images]

Mercedes-Benz Video

Mmmm, donuts!

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

From time to time we feature videos from car mags that bring us closer to the cars we love, or hope to love. Usually they’re pretty straight laced, informative and good, honest viewing. This clip from Car and Driver, though, breaks the mould. It’s the Mecrdes-Benz SLS AMG as you’ve never seen it before. You will love it!