F1: The great design race

Renault F1

Formula One is one of my great passions in life and to visit a design exhibition based on my favourite sport is a dream come true.

At the Design Museum in London, a fascinating exhibit is on display showcasing the innovation in design and the advancements in technology over the past 50 years.

To see the racing cars up close is a wonderful experience. You can’t believe how much the sporting regulation and the use of materials have defined the look of these extreme machines.

Throughout the exhibition, there are number of display giving important information on the changing history of the sport. This includes the development in safety, car design and engine management.

In addition, there is a private screening area to watch archive footage of Formula One. The highlight was the on-board camera action from the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio and Ayrton Senna.

What was the best bit in the show? Seeing the suspended parts of Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella’s championship-winning Renault R25. It looked like a sculpture revealing the work of art in the design of the car.

If only I had the opportunity to sit inside one of the cockpit of these amazing cars…

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