Ok, so McLaren F1 racing team have had a terrible couple of years with Honda. But back in the glory days (that 1988 Season to be specific), the brilliant team of designers had an idea to create the fastest road car of all time. 10 years later, racing driver Andy Wallace climbed into a McLaren F1 and drove the British supercar to a top speed of 391 km/h (242.9 mph) on the famous banked testing track at Ehra-Lessien in Germany. Andy looked totally surprised by how quick the car actually was… Continue Reading
Roborace is documenting the ‘process of bringing together the world’s first A.I. driverless racing series’. Chief Design Officer and automotive futurist Daniel Simon applies the finishing touches to the Robocar in preparation for wind tunnel testing with the help of Williams Advanced Engineering. The Series is set to launch in 2017. Continue Reading
No doubt McLaren would prefer Honda to reveal a self-reliable, self-fast F1 engine for the 2017 Formula 1 Season, but hey ho. The automotive company has just unveiled its groundbreaking Riding Assist technology at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, which comes in the form of a next-generation motorcycle that can balance itself regardless of whether it’s carrying a rider or not. Continue Reading
2017 LEGO Speed Champions sets revealed, with 1966 Ford GT40, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team and more
LEGO has announced that their complete line-up of its 2017 Speed Champions series includes Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 and Scuderia Ferrari. They are also releasing the iconic 1966 Ford GT40. Here, LEGO Speed Champions Head of Design, Craig Callum, talks you through the Ford GT40 design process – In Lego. Continue Reading
Graphic Designer Thierry Courtois’ self initiated project is about ‘understanding the power of sports brands and sponsorship by making them work in an alternate sporting field.’ So would Manor Racing, McLaren-Honda and Renault F1 Team liveries fit in on a Saturday afternoon in the Premier League? Check out these kit designs to decide for yourself.
With the 2016 Formula 1 season done and dusted, we look forward to the next, as plenty of changes are included in the 2017 regulations. Wider, faster and more aggressive race cars with fatter tyres are on the way, but the controversial halo head protection device didn’t make it to the final manual. Continue Reading