• May 30th 2007 at 6:32PM
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Fun though it may be, racing is still an applied science. Perhaps this is most evident in the tech heavy F1 cars. BMW uses a very trick wind tunnel to test their Sauber F1 car in virtually all dynamic conditions to ensure that the aerodynamics give the desired result. This video has a bit of a Kubrick/2001 feel to it, but it's fascinating watching the car "drive" on this gigantic treadmill. As usual, the video does a much better job than a whole bagful of words, so check it out after the jump.

[Source: MotorAuthority]

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      has to be ze mozt boring video in the world of zome of ze mozt interezting pieces of equipment in ze world.

      • 8 Years Ago
      that miniature F1 would make for a sweet RC car.
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      Oh. My. Gawd.

      Watching mold grow on cheese is more interesting.

      Without question one of the dullest videos in history. Epically soporific.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder what the drag coefficient of Robert Kubica's nose is.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A very similar facility is under construction in Concord, NC by Haas Automation. It's been discussed here before.


      Careful....the idiocy in the comments of the linked entry can be overwhelming. Just read the blog entry and you'll be fine.