Formula 1/2

During a two year process, the Sauber F1 Team managed to cut one of their cars in half. Why would they do this? The result allows for a detailed look inside the technical workings of a modern F1 car, which can then be studied to improve performance.

It’s amazing how lean the F1 race car is. There is nothing extraneous about that car. The melding of machine, man and design into one efficient unit — the engineering aspect of racing — is what makes F1 and NASCAR the most fascinating of sports. [via metafilter]

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