Items filtered by date: March 2016

Carbon Fiber saves Fernando Alonso’s life

The world of motors shivered on the 20th of March because of an accident that fortunately ended up well. Spanish Formula 1 pilot Fernando Alonso came out uninjured from a crash that made some of us fear he could have died.

The key on the pilot´s accident was the carbon fiber recovering the survival cell and the pilot’s cabin (cockpit). Both parts of the Formula 1 car are constructed from composite sheets of this material and can reach up to 60 layers in a honeycomb structure.

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