Formula 1 tricked its fans on Sunday by showing a public lobby online F1 2021 Xbox race instead of the actual Grand Prix. As expected there was chaos at turn 1 to start the race, then a glitch where only 1 car appeared on the screen for the restart as the others faced wifi issues. “It worked out well!” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali, “I don’t think anyone even noticed this was just a video game as we decided to give the teams an extra week off.”

When informed that the Grand Prix was actually real, Domenicali knocked over a glass of water and ran away from the media he was meeting with.