http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbB1qwhKaaE:600:375]

If you have a good two hours to spare and enjoy some vintage F1 engine goodness then this is one documentary you really can't pass on. It chronicles the development of the Ford F1 engine that was used in the Beatrice Ford Lola F1 car that debuted in 1986. Only real nerds may apply! It's really incredible to see just how far things like technology, electronics, safety and aerodynamics have come in twenty odd years. Hit play and enjoy!

Oh and don't forger the second part!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqfVAGOaGEc&feature=related:600:375]

-Dino Dalle Carbonare

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1

interesting.. thats the way to do it.. well one way at least.

2

finished watching this the other day, really goes to show the level of detail in f1 engines. one can only imagine how much further engine development has been accomplished in todays f1 engines. mind = blown

3

Dang! just finished watching both parts and its simplified things a bit more.

4

Thank you for bringing our attention to this video, it's never a bad time to learn something new.

5

One of the best posts I've seen on Speedhunters. Excellent find.

6

I swear this has been the BESSSSTTTT post I've ever seen on FB. These archive vids always show you how far F1 and rallying technology was compared to what the average consumer 10- 20 yrs later finally got.



A simple thing like oil squirters we take for granted in engines and in 84/85 that was pioneering engineering?! I loved it!

7

british engineering,



wish formula one was still like this. so much more drama, hands on fixing and problem solving like filing the calipers down to stop them catching the wheel.



great post.

8

Absolutley brilliant, very interesting. Thanks for the post dino.

9

Bookmarked on my phone haha! +1000 for greatest post ever!

10

At 27:14,

It's Ross Brawn, Mercedes GP's technical director

Great documentory :)

11

F1 turbo days were something of a marvel of engineering and back breaking work. Just seeing how they made the engine molds and put everything from paper to form is mind blowing to me. That and the 5 bars of boost that they used to run those engines.



EVERYONE LOOK AT PART 2!!!

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