OK, the world record set here is jumping a semi-truck complete with trailer over a distance of 83 feet, seven inches.
Impressive and all, but that seems a bit beside the point when you see that while setting the record the 18 wheeler is flying OVER an F1 race car. The big truck is a Renault, and the car is from the Lotus F1 team. So why did they do it, apparently because a company called EMC wanted them to. EMC is a company that provides cloud storage and other computer geekery stuff and they said they wanted to do the stunt because “If you’re EMC and Lotus F1 Team, it’s a unique way to demonstrate how we ‘Redefine Motorsports,’ bringing the power of EMC technology to the Lotus F1 Team.”
No, we have no clue what that means either, but we can definitely appreciate a big rig jumping over a race car. We had to watch it a couple of times to make sure it was really real, in fact.