Watch a Russian fighter jet race a Formula One car

A Formula One car racing a MiG-29 fighter jet. Screenshot/YouTube via Sputnik

Why would a Formula One car race a fighter jet?

We’re not really sure either, but it happened this weekend at the MAKS International Air Show, according to Russian state media. 

The main purpose of MAKS is to show off new Russian air technology to foreign partners. 

During the five-day air show, a “Cars Versus Aircraft Speed Fest” was held in which a number of Formula One cars faced off against Russian fighter jets, Russian media said.

In the video below, the race car faces off against a MiG-29 fighter jet. The Formula One car gets off the line quicker than the jet, but it’s not quite clear which one takes the cake. 

Watch the video here: