I understand Formula 1 has nothing to do with a gadget review and news site, but anyone who follows technology closely will agree that these cars are a technical marvel. The Formula 1 car technology has come a long way since it first hit the asphalt banks 62 years ago.
It’s been hard to convey the sheer amount of change in a succinct way, but Rufus Blacklock may have nailed it in exactly one minute. Abstract versions of the cars show us the progression from the bullet-shaped cars of the 1950’s through to the low-slung, wing-laden beasts we know today. If the clip is a little too F1-fast, there’s also an infographic that details exactly when certain technology changes came into play, starting with the first wings in 1968 through to modern (and at times controversial) introductions like KERS in 2009.