Video: Sauber cuts F1 car in half to show us what’s inside
Looking at the outside of a Formula One race car is all well and fine, but apart from its aerodynamic elements, it really doesn’t tell you very much about how it works. The secrets, as with a great many things, are hidden inside. And that’s not a place many F1 teams – hard as they’ve worked on developing their cars and keeping their inner workings secret – would be eager to show to the world.
However most teams, in this instance, would not include Sauber. The Swiss squad founded by Peter Sauber has given starts to such notables as Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Nick Heidfeld, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen. And now the engineers in Hinwil have taken one of their cars and split it in two – lengthwise right down the center-line – to show us the juicy bits inside.
The endeavor could not have been as easy as taking a chainsaw or even a Goldfinger-style laser and cutting it in two. In fact, the task took the team two years to complete, and all you have to do is scroll down and watch the video to see the results.