Is 3D printing the future of F1 racing?

IBTimes UK talks to key members of McLaren’s Technology Centre about the strengths and limits of 3D printing in F1.

For a motorsport as high octane as Formula 1, where split seconds are all that separates lap times and places on the all-important starting grid, speed is inevitably an important factor both on and off the track.

Yet while the technology powering the multi-million pound F1 race cars is progressing at a breakneck pace, the days, weeks, and sometimes even months it takes to design and manufacture key components is directly at odds with the hectic demands of the competition’s busy schedule.

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