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Daft Punk Watch Their Car Race At Monaco Grand Prix

  • Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk sponsored a Lotus F1 car at the Monaco Grand Prix, and appeared in full robot gear to spectate.

    Photo: Lotus/Press

    Added: 28 May 2013

  • The Monaco Grand Prix takes place on the narrow streets in the Monte Carlo area of the city, and is widely regarded as one of the most glamourous and prestigious road races in the world.

    Photo: Lotus/Press

    Added: 28 May 2013

  • The robotic pair wore specially designed racing overalls to walk Lotus F1's drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean to the starting line.

    Photo: Lotus/Press

    Added: 28 May 2013

  • The pair presumably felt at home watching over the helmeted Lotus pit crew.

    Photo: Lotus/Press

    Added: 28 May 2013

  • Sadly they didn't take the wheel themselves.

    Photo: Lotus/Press

    Added: 28 May 2013

  • Lotus driver Romain Grosjean was handed a penalty after causing a crash during the Monaco Grand Prix, so he had a considerably worse week than Daft Punk who saw their album head to the top of charts worldwide.

    Photo: Lotus/Press

    Added: 28 May 2013

  • They may have the Daft Punk logo on the outside, but sadly the cars still don't sound as glorious as 'Contact'.

    Photo: Lotus/Press

    Added: 28 May 2013