Sauber F1 Team Jumps on Harlem Shake Craze


  • Sauber F1 Harlem Shake Picture

    Sauber F1 Harlem Shake Picture

    The Sauber Formula 1 team is part of the Harlem Shake craze. | March 11, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Riffing on YouTube's Harlem Shake craze, the Sauber Formula 1 team has posted what it claims as the first Harlem Shake video from a Formula 1 team.
  • The team is calling the YouTube video "pit stop style."
  • Harlem Shake has been at the top of the Billboard 100 pop chart for three weeks.

BARCELONA, Spain — The Sauber Formula 1 racing team goes a little off the ranch to post what it calls the first Harlem Shake video by a Formula 1 team.

The team is calling the YouTube video "pit stop style." It is believed to have been shot in Barcelona at the Circuit de Catalunya during testing on March 1. By YouTube standards, the Sauber video has not exactly gone "viral," though: As of Monday morning, it had received just over 699,000 views.

Harlem Shake, the fad that involves people posting videos of themselves thrashing around wildly in crazy costumes, has been at the top of the Billboard 100 pop chart for three weeks. Sales of the song shot up last month, when it became the soundtrack for a YouTube dance craze.

Edmunds says: Expect Formula 1 teams to follow Sauber. Maybe.

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