Compared to antisocial, gasoline-powered motorsports like, y’know, Formula 1, the world of Formula E is very saintly. Confirmation of that gets no greater than a blessing from the big man. Yep, the Pope has blessed Formula E.
His Holiness even invited a bunch of Formula E drivers to his house—better known as Vatican City—for the ceremony, which saw half of the grid given an Apostolic Blessing.
Um, why? Because the latest E-Prix is being held in Rome this weekend, and local residents get no more A-list when you want a bit of publicity. And now that F1's big new rival has been given the nod from Him upstairs, next time Lewis Hamilton tweets #blessed, it'll suddenly have even less gravitas than before…
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.