When Marvel meets F1: Flyboarder races Formula 1 car

Max Verstappen won the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend.

Fans at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix were treated to a fascinating site last weekend when a person on a flyboard raced down the Kemmel Straight.

During Friday practice, the spectators got their first glimpse of the exquisite pace of the Formula 1 cars as they left the pits and headed through some of the most famous corners in the history of the sport.

Though slightly changed, Eau Rouge and Raidillon remain some of the most remarkable turns on the calendar, with high-speed thrill rides, Pouillon and Blanchimont, always giving the drivers and fans alike a fun experience.

Between La Source and Les Combes at the end of the Kemmel Straight, the drivers traverse one of the longest flat-out sections of the season.

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Along the DRS run in practice, a flyboarder zoomed past the fans on the banks to the side of the racetrack, giving off Green Goblin vibes – you could almost hear Willem Dafoe’s laugh as they made their way through.

Max Verstappen went on to win the race in Stavelot by nearly 18 seconds from team-mate Sergio Perez after starting down in 14th on the grid.

Within the first half of the race, the Dutchman was leading the race, and Perez ensured the fourth one-two of the season for Red Bull.

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Carlos Sainz finished third on Sunday after starting P1, which he inherited from Verstappen, after the 24-year-old was given his penalty having gone six tenths of a second faster than the Spaniard in qualifying.

Charles Leclerc was also forced to start outside the top 10 due to engine penalties of his own, but a rogue visor tear-off from Verstappen’s car on the first lap ruined his race.

The 24-year-old then picked up a five-second penalty for speeding in the pit lane, putting him down to sixth behind Fernando Alonso.