An Inside Look at the Sauber F1 Car

The "Good Half" of the Sauber F1 Car (Photo Courtesy of Sauber F1)

Take and inside look at the Sauber Formula 1 car - cut in half, longitudinally.

When mechanics at the Sauber F1 Team set about slicing a Formula One car down the centre line, they were embarking on a labour of love. The idea – hatched in late 2009 – was the brainchild of Sergio Bonagura, a former car chief for the race team. Mechanics at the Sauber factory created the exhibit over a period of two years, investing a fair amount of their downtime and demonstrating the precision of true craftsmen and impressive attention to detail in the process. Since this was not something anyone had done before, the team had no template to follow. And yet, come spring 2012, the model was complete and the cameras were ready to roll.

You can find the images HERE.

Tom Beeler

Has been a contributor to RIS since 1992. He was invited to join the staff as a full-time reporter/editor in 1995. Tom has reported on IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition to his RIS work, Tom has been a contributor for General Motors, Nissan, Toyota and the ACO.

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Volume 2012, Issue 7, Posted 5:05 PM, 07.27.2012