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How McLaren F1 Tech Is Supercharging the World’s Industries

“When we started we were basically three people sitting at a table, wondering how to build this business,” McGrath says. They were trying to answer the question: What would McLaren do if it didn’t make F1 cars? McGrath had a plan, at least in theory. It was a vision that intersected with Hargrove’s simulators and computer models, the telemetry in the race cars and the data design of the prototypes. This is what they could offer to businesses that were traditionally managed retroactively by studying quarterly financial reports—data from the past. McLaren would get them to work with live data, to compete in real time and to simulate the future.

How McLaren F1 Tech Is Supercharging the World’s Industries

History of Formula 1 engines

Formula 1 is a multi-billion dollar sport driven by superfast cars. The cars are multi-million dollar vehicles encompassing the best of modern cutting-edge technology. The chassis, the carbon-fiber body, the electronic systems and the engines are all designed with the best technology and engineering in the world in Formula 1 (F1). The leading F1 car designers apply the best aerodynamic techniques to assemble these parts to produce the fastest vehicles on earth. At the heart of this F1 car is the F1 engine which is located behind the driver in the car. The engines allow the F1 cars to travel at over 300 km/h speed and produce the high-pitched roar of the cars that has captivated millions of F1 fans around the world.

History of Formula 1 engines

Safety Features On An F1 Car

In days of past, motor racing was an extremely dangerous sport, the drivers moulded from a combination of guts, steel and a touch of lunacy. During this early era, before safety harnesses and fully protective monocoques, the drivers had to literally hold on by the steering wheel and the seat of their pants.Death was an accepted part of what it took to win, and even though these fatalities were common, helmets weren't made compulsory until 1953.

Safety Features On An F1 Car

Safety Features On An F1 Car