Big smiles and pleasantries turn into grimaces and tears at the post Singapore GP press conference, as Australian Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo filled the air with a foul odour from his leaky exhaust.

Fellow rivals Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were left breathless and struggling for words during a live interview with the press following their podium finish. While the pain and suffering from those of others was evident by their facial expressions; the health benefits of flatulence are well documented.

Scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK have found that the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence may someday be useful in mitigating the cell damage responsible in part for certain diseases.

The study, published in a recent issue of the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications, examined the impact of hydrogen sulfide gas—which humans produce in small amounts during digestion—on cells' mitochondria. Although the gas is harmful in large doses, scientists found that cellular exposure to smaller amounts of the compound may prevent mitochondrial damage. This could have future implications in the prevention of strokes, arthritis, heart disease, among other things, the researchers say.

Other articles such as also pipe the merits of exhaust release such as;

·         It’s good for your colon health- holding in your gas can potentially cause medical troubles for your colon, according to Women’s Health Magazine.

·         It’s an excellent early warning system – If you let it happen you and/or your colleagues might actually be able to predict any potential major health. Extreme smells, increasing gas frequency, and strange gas pains can alert you to conditions as mild as lactose intolerance, and as extreme as colon cancer.

·         It can help you balance your diet – Flatulence can help teach oneself about foods our body can handle, or what your colleagues can’t! For example, rare passing of wind, may suggest you need more fibre and foods such as lentils, beans, and kale in your diet. Eating too much red meat, meanwhile, can produce a deeply unpleasant smell later, which tells you that you may need to cut back your consumption.

With so many benefits from passing wind you can understand why Daniel Ricciardo is always smiling.