How Formula One improves our cars

With Australian Mark Webber (pictured) among the leaders in the 2011 Formula One series, it gives us spur to ponder the impact this global sport has had on our ordinary road cars over the years. Webber recorded the fastest lap at Abu Dhabi this month and is fourth overall. Ever wondered why brakes work better now or why your new car uses less petrol and yet is more powerful than your old car? The chances are Formula One racing may have had a hand in these and other advances. Ever... Read More

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