F1 Exhibition Opens

Design Museum - The Great Design RaceFormula One – The Great Design Race opens today at the Design Museum in Shad Thames, London. The exhibition features some pioneering examples of design in Formula One such as the ground effect Lotus 79 and active suspension Williams FW14B. It spans the entire history of Formula One from the 1950s (Cooper T51) right up to Fernando Alonso’s championship-winning Renault R25.

Damon Hill, Design Museum, London, 2006Damon Hill, current British Racing Drivers’ Cub President (and, of course, 1996 World Champion) was on hand at the launch of the exhibition to talk about the cars and Britain’s tradition of excellence in motor racing. I had a chance to put a few questions to him and here are his thoughts on what a proper Formula One car should be about:

The full interview will be featured here in the coming weeks.

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