Formula 1 - A monkey’s guide to Formula 1 cars     

In this section, we would like to discuss the sport of
Formula 1 racing.  Formula 1 is the most technically
advanced form of motorsport.  

The most interesting part of Formula 1 (according to
our monkeys) is getting behind the pit wall and digging
into the nuts and bolts of the cars themselves.  To this
end, several Formula 1 teams have been contacted
requesting a visit from our top mechanic-Mr. Monkey to
get a behind the scenes look at the world of a Formula
1 car.  Despite being assured as to his vast credentials
and mechanical abilities, Mr. Monkey has thus far been
barred from such an insider look.  Apparently, small
animals are considered a “bloody safety hazard” and
“major distraction” in the pit garage of a Formula 1

We intend to continue our efforts in this pursuit.  That
said the Internet and the vast array of books on the
topic of Formula 1 provide substantial knowledge of
how these machines tick.

Everything on a formula 1 car is built on the edge of
reliability in order to gain every last bit of performance.
Remember that Formula 1 cars do not need to be
reliable and drive 10,000 miles like a typical road car,
they have to run about 1,000 miles but they must do it
at full power.  The engineers must walk a fine line
between performance and reliability.  In effect, the
fastest car is often the car that comes closest to failure
without actually doing so.

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