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WATCH: 'It's like slow-mo' – F1 drivers on what it's like waiting for the lights to go out

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After a very long wait, the 2020 Formula 1 season will finally get underway with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5.

In just 10 days all 20 drivers will be lining up for the first race of the year. But what will be going through their minds as they sit on the grid at the Red Bull Ring, their engines burbling behind them as they wait for the lights to come on, one by one, and then go out, signalling the start of the race?

Are they running through their start procedures? Are they calm and zen-like? Or are they full of adrenalin, their heart rates skyrocketing and the blood pumping through their veins at top speed?

To find out, we asked the drivers themselves. Watch the video above to see what they had to say...

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