Tension. With the clock counting down to the start of a race, the grid fills up with a mixture of drivers, engineers, team members, grid girls, family, media and hangers-on.
For the drivers, out laps have been completed and they now sit impassively in their cars, just waiting. Others talk amongst themselves, while a few engineers have final words with their charges.
Eventually the safety does one final tour while the grid begins to clear. Soon the parade lap begins and then the race. The tensions peaks as the lights run red and then dissipates as the tyre smoke clears.
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