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WATCH: How do you make F1 car bodywork?

Mercedes explain how carbon fibre is processed into a variety of F1 car components ready for the race track.

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Carbon fibre bodywork is an integral part of the modern day Formula 1 car.

A high strength-to-weight ratio, along with it's incredible formability makes it a valuable ingredient to any successful F1 car.

Part one of Mercedes' guide on manufacturing carbon fibre parts showed the first steps to preparing the material to form complex shapes.

In part two, Mercedes Composites Manufacturing Engineer, Oliver Jones, guides ex-F1 driver Anthony Davidson through the manufacturing process of turning carbon fibre into race-ready components.

Take a look at the video below:


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