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WATCH: How is carbon fibre made for F1 cars?

Mercedes show how carbon fibre is made from its delivery to their factory, to being prepared and ready for the track.

Russell Silverstone
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Carbon fibre was first introduced in Formula 1 in 1981 when McLaren first explored the use of it for creating a monocoque.

It's main advantage is strength over weight, providing drivers with a crucial safety system while also being light enough to give performance.

Mercedes Composites Manufacturing Engineer, Oliver Jones, talks through the process of creating carbon fibre before it ends up making its way on an F1 car.

Check out the video below.

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