Sometimes it's not what's in front of you that gets your attention.
And if it is certainly not the longest accident in motorsport history, or one of the greatest football players in the world that surpasses established drivers, it must be … the garage of a middle-aged man.
When Ian Poulter sent a message of goodwill to his fellow drivers in the official F1 feed before Sunday's Spanish Virtual Grand Prix, he may have forgotten that he was sitting with his back to a series of beautiful performance cars, including a Porsche 911 GT3 and a retro-looking supercar with no impressive name.
It is not as if we could not guess that Poulter, often dressed in an extravagant way, could be a rich man for all his golf success, but more than five Ferraris, several luxury Mercedes and several other special engines make us wonder how much . is paid for winning the Italian Open.
Then again, it's not just about golf when you're Ian Poulter …
Poulter remained steadfast in the race, finishing 18th – even beating Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo, who was the last – despite being a little confused during his interview in the middle of the race: "There is something in the middle of the screen , I can't hear my rotations. and you're in my ears. "
Poulter's Renault was defeated by Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero, who brought his Red Bull home in 14th place. But he was not the best footballer, after Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois won the respectable 11th place after weeks of toil – the best placed non-professional driver and ahead of four professionals, including Hamilton … Nick Hamilton .
But it was George Russell of Williams – after giving us the pleasure of seeing a Williams in pole position – who won, despite losing four positions from the start.
After an end-of-race battle with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, Russell cruelly received a three-second penalty for exceeding the limits of the track, but claimed victory after Leclerc received the same penalty.
Leclerc seems to have lost his erotic touch after a disappointing Saturday, where he was defeated at the Veloce Not The GP Series (both races this week were hosted at a virtual spa in Belgium) after losing 0.013 seconds in line to the Turkish driver and eracer Cem Bolukbasi for Toro Tosso.
And then, "stupidly", he crashed in the second race, won by Egyptian ace Alfa Romeo, Dani Bereznay. Ian Poulter, very busy, finished seventh on credit and Courtois retired.
But "the weekend incident" has to be done by Mitch Evans in his Jaguar, during the Formula E Race At Home challenge, which seemed to travel under another car during what appeared to be half the lap of Monaco during a huge accumulation of several cars at the start of the race.
It all started, once again, by disobedient and unlucky Mercedes Stoffel Vandoorne, who qualified second on the grid only to be caught from behind early on – just as he was at the F1 Brazilian Virtual GP last weekend . Cruel luck to undoubtedly one of the strongest erasers so far in this blockade.
And in an even bigger shock, Max Gunther, of BMW iAndretti, did not win what would have been his fourth consecutive race, but was third behind a recovered Vandoorne, and the only man who seemed to have a smooth race, winner Pascal Wehrlein from Mahindra.