New film footage shows an F1 racing car sliced into two!
And now for something completely different: for the last two years the Sauber F1 Team mechanics have been using their downtime to slice a Formula One racing car lengthwise down the middle with the precision of true craftsmen. A new film is now set to give this cutaway model its first public viewing.
"Formula One is all about cutting-edge technology," says Chief Designer Matt Morris at the start of the five minute film. "We've all seen countless pictures of racing cars, but wouldn't it be great to really explore inside it – as if peering into the core of an apple?"
Morris quite literally gets underneath the skin of the F1 car, pointing out where and how the individual components are located within the chassis. Everything is packed in pretty tightly, with no space even for his aforementioned apple. Sergio Pérez is also on hand to demonstrate the driver's seating position.
The film is now available in HD quality as a free download from the media section of the team's website (media.sauberf1team.com). There is also a transcript available in English, German, Spanish and Japanese as a word file.
The film may be used for media purposes only. Commercial use is subject to agreement with the Sauber F1 Team.
Registration is required to gain access to the media section and takes no more than one to two minutes.
You can watch the film immediately on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/cato8u5