F1 evolution

Formula One racecars have changed a lot over the years, and you can tell that much just by looking at them. Engines have moved to the back, cylinder counts have changed, tires have gotten wider, centers of gravity lowered to within an inch of the ground, aerodynamics have dictated the form, sponsor liveries have replaced national racing colors... All this in gradual increments until we get to the jet fighters on wheels that we know today.

This may not be the first animated video we've seen showing just how the changes have occurred, and we still really dig the last one. But this minute-and-a-half clip – released to promote this year's Brazilian Grand Prix and portraying the cars magically changing on a kid's scale racetrack – is no less fun to watch, taking us from the days of From the days of Fangio and Nuvolari through Clark, Piquet, Senna, Schumacher and Vettel. Check it out for yourself below.