Sunday, February 03, 2013

If You Make Things, You Are My Brother: The F1 Factory

4 comments:

Mike said...

I watch videos like that and get excited. Within a decade or two, the machines you use to make furniture will be just as precise. Anybody who wants to will have a factory in his garage or basement.

Sam L. said...

The paint job is very carefully designed camouflage to mess up the other teams' cameramen.

Bilejones said...

One shudders to think of the tolerances on this stuff.
It's a reminder of the conversation of the German engineer and the Irish laborer.
The first: "I work to tolerances of 1/1000 of a centimetre."
The latter: "That wouldn't work for me, we have to be spot on."

Shirley Eucantbeserious said...

Although there have been more than a few ugly ducklings along the way, F1 cars have always entertained my senses in the most enjoyable way. My love affair began back in the Jim Clark Lotus 49 days, and I've always admired the cigar-shaped simplicity of those cars, but the Transformer-on-crack-and-steroids monsters out there today...well, I've heard it referred to lovingly as "car porn" and must admit I humorously and wholeheartedly agree.