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The most remarkable Mercedes Benz F1 display

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March 5, 2011

The display itself was arranged by Dutch artist Paul Veroude and definitely fits into the ...

The display itself was arranged by Dutch artist Paul Veroude and definitely fits into the 'how can you do that' category.

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One of the most remarkable things we've seen in a long time is this deconstructed 2010 F1 car on display at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, UK. The Mercedes GP Petronas F1 comprises 3200 components and every one of them is hung in the display. The display itself was arranged by Dutch artist Paul Veroude and definitely fits into the "how can you do that?" category. Its subject is equally as fascinating, accounting for 90,000 man hours of design time, 200,000 man hours of manufacturing manifested as 600 kg finished form manufactured to the most exacting tolerances of the world's most exotic substances - carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum and magnesium. To look at, the car is predominantly carbon fiber (85% by volume) but it's so light that it accounts for only 30% of the mass.

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Now that's gotta be hard to clean

GadgetGeek
7th March, 2011 @ 01:57 pm PST

The 600 kg mentioned is wrong. F1 rules require F1 cars to weigh a minimum of 640 kg and usually they teams use ballast to reach that minimum weight.

So since the 640 kg is car fluids driver the car itself is actually more like 540-550 kg.

BZD
7th March, 2011 @ 05:42 pm PST

Honda did this about 5 years ago. like exactly.

Ryan Siewak
7th March, 2011 @ 07:15 pm PST

I'd been more impressed if they didnt use all those wires :p

nOv1c3
11th March, 2011 @ 09:18 pm PST
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