Why would a Formula car race a fighter jet?

We're not really sure either, but it happened this weekend at the MAKS International Air Show, according to Russian state media.

The main purpose of MAKS is to show off new Russian air technology to foreign partners.

During the five-day air show, a "number of race cars faced off against Russian fighter jets, Russian media said.

In the video below, the race car faces off against a MiG-29 fighter jet. The car gets off the line quicker than the jet, but it's not quite clear which one takes the cake.

Watch the video here: