Building a F1 racing car – high tech ‘craft’ skills

It is easy to associate ‘craft’ skills with traditional products, such as handmade jewellery or hand wrought ironwork.   But craftsmanship can also be applied to high tech products – none less so than a Formula 1 car.  This is brilliantly explain by Manufacturing Digital’s article that goes behind the scenes at F1 team Red Bull to see how they built last season’s championship winning car.  Not only does the article outline the five month process it takes to design and build the car, it also features four videos explaining key stages in this process.  The videos explain:

  • the design and R & D stage;
  • the role that composites play in its construction;
  • the manufacturing stage;
  • the assembly stage.
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