Video: Sauber bisect an F1 racer

How F1 carmakers diffuse so much technology over so little weight is something of a mystery to us. So it’s a jolly good job that Sauber F1 stepped into the breach and sliced an F1 car right down the middle, then got chief designer, Matt Morris to explain how it’s crammed in.

And it’s absolutely extraordinary. It took Sauber two years to build the bisected racer, and it gives an excellent insight into just how terrifyingly unpleasant it is to drive one of these things.

Now watch…

Then check out Jeremy’s session in the Lotus T125

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Absolutly Amazing!!!

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Formula Student project is the only experience I have about designing a car. far beyond any other car projects, F1 car is truly a remarkable and astonishing race car to be involved in that I can only dream of!

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Very interesting, I’ll probably have to watch it a couple of times to get it all. However, the editing could be better. It would be nice to get a clearer view of things, stop the quick flashing around and back the camera up a bit to see the whole thing once in awhile.

Thanks,

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reminds me of that Honda F1 car that they ‘exploded’ for the MotorShow a few years back…very cool

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They did a pretty good job of covering up any airbox detail, very interesting though.

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I thought the car that they blew up was a mercedes?

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wow, just goes to show that big things can be cramped into small packages.

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Sauber rocks! Very cool!

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http://redd.it/tahl7 Good long click, comment, 20 views please! From USA, Thanks!!

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Formula one is a multi- billion pound, business to
see where the money go is amazing.
Hamster, did a piece for his Enginering connection
show on how an Formula one car works.

looking forward to canada, low downforce circuit
more focused on top end speed.
to think, a country like canada could produce
one off the best circuits in the world.
better than amercian circuit, only Laguna Sega
would match it.

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this sport just finds new ways to fit many things into one small package. if road cars used this type of technological technique, then there would be more storage space for the average weekly shop.

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@anonymous 2 – And they’d cost a heck of a lot more because of the extra clever engineering involved.

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@anonymous: you have a point there. but if car manufacturers had more money, then this idea would work very well and stop global warming/ pollution by making everything smaller, which would cut the cost. and another thing is that i didn’t say put EVERYTHING from a crammed f1 car into a smaller car, so they wouldn’t need as much money.

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Incredible!!!!!!

Thank you Sauber!!!!!!

Thank you Top Gear!!!!!

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I can’t be the only one who expected to hear some outlandish facts about a certain tame racing driver when he said the phrase “Some say he’s the most important part of the car”

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