Formula One is one of the most popular sports in the world, watched by over 350 million people each race weekend. The combination of cutting-edge technology, human endeavour and the enduring appeal of speed have proved addictive since the first F1 grand prix in 1950.
exhibition traces the design development of the Formula One car from the
1950s to the 2000s. On display are iconic cars from each decade including
the Cooper T51, Brabham BT20, Lotus Type 79, McLaren-Honda MP4/4, Williams
FW14B and Ferrari F2004.
Five Honda engines also reveal five decades of engine development.
The design of the modern Formula One car is revealed in an extraordinary exhibit of the Renault R25, the 2005 championship-winning car.
Designing the R25
Dyno testing the engine
Painting the chassis
Testing in Barcelona
Pit stop practice
On-board with Alonso
The Design Museum's exhibition Formula One(tm)- The Great Design Race
is sponsored by Intel
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Formula One screensaver.
Designed by Studio Myerscough
& A’Court Williams for the Design Museum’s Formula One exhibition