The Fabulous Story of Blac

Begins with designer Claus Bellinger and his fascination of McLaren’s carbon-composite MP4-1 body, which rocked the Formula 1 world at Silverstone in 1981. The MP4-1 was the first full carbon Formula 1 body, designed as a moulding, rather than the traditional series of flat aluminium panels mechanically fixed together. The reward for challenging conventional thinking was a gigantic leap in strength and sturdiness that would revolutionize racing car design. The characteristics of the carbon fiber and fibreglass composite are its unique woven surface, an unusual lightness combined with great strength.

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