Train nut Francis Bourgeois has F1 fans in stitches with video at Miami GP

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Train crazy Francis Bourgeois had Formula One fans in stitches with his trackside video at the Miami Grand Prix in what was one of the most bizarre crossover events of the years.

Bourgeois shot to fame on Instagram and TikTok for his videos trainspotting, with a front-facing camera giving fans a unique view to his reactions to seeing trains zoom past on the track.

In Miami, Bourgeois took in the sights of a different sort of track at the Miami Grand Prix but still utilised the front-facing camera – which even got worn by McLaren's Lando Norris when the pair met.

In a video shared by the official Formula One Twitter account, Bourgeois says he's at his first ever Grand Prix, taking place in Miami, then shooting video of the cars racing around the track and his reaction – and even got himself on the podium before the likes of Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc managed to.

The crossover proved to be extremely popular among the fans with @F1_Steady declaring: "I speak for everyone when I say Francis can be welcomed to every GP," while @LeclercVZN added: "Couldn't have invited a nicer guy than him, love it."

@xkatehewitt requested the camera be used by Sky Sports' pitlane reporter Ted Kravitz, saying: 'Petition to get Ted wearing the head cam in the pit lane' and @SingularityJosh said: 'Francis is such a wholesome bean. I'm glad he's living his best life.'

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@Checciardo declared 'this is genuinely one of the best things ever', with @Wild1Shade said: 'I petition for the winner to wear that head cam on the podium'.

Bourgeois was a guest of Williams for the event and swapped helmets with Alex Albon during the weekend, which may have proven to be a good luck charm as he was able to finish ninth to take two points to add to the team's tally this season.

The maiden Grand Prix in Miami was the first of two events in the United States this season, with Austin following later this year, while the number will increase to three in 2023 with the introduction of a night race in Las Vegas.

Max Verstappen took the crown as F1's first-ever winner in Miami, finishing above title rival Charles Leclerc to reduce the lead of the Ferrari ace in the championship to 19 points.

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