1. orchidcup says:

    All that technology and design so that a person can go around in circles really fast.

    That is astonishing.

    I don’t have much use for it.

    • Jeff says:

      It is really much more than just implementing tech to make a car go fast – that is just the “vehicle” with which the tech is created. Basically – a lot of these great creations get used in other places in our lives – not just in the automobile industry.

      • orchidcup says:

        Name one technology in an iPhone or iPad that found its genesis in Formula 1 racing.

        Automobile manufacturers balked for years before they incorporated disc brakes and McPherson struts in the average road car.

        NASA promised technology spin-offs from the space program, but how much technology did the public get?

        Fuel cells. Maybe one or two other minor things.

        • Uncle Dave says:

          You mean other than racing apps?

        • ugly, constipated, and mean says:

          separating idiots from money, an art form that bernie ecclestione perfected

        • NobodySpecial says:

          War is much better.
          We got jet engines, radar, computers, rockets – and all it cost was 20Million lives

        • The Monster's Lawyer says:

          “NASA promised technology spin-offs from the space program, but how much technology did the public get?”

          Shit. You have got to be kidding. From the computer you are using to the cell phone and probably the clothes you are wearing have all been impacted by the space program via NASA.

    • moss says:

      Uh, when was the last time you saw an F1 race go around in circles?

      You may not have much use for it. You sure as crap don’t know anything about the subject.

    • jpfitz says:


    • It’s incredible. Pure space technology. In a small piece of alloy, carbon fiber and steel. I love Formula 1 and i try to learn about it as much as it is possible.
      Great video.

      p.s. Hope Perez will be as good in his new team as Hamilton was.

  2. jbenson2 says:

    Nice catch Uncle Dave.
    Very interesting.

  3. Uncle Patso says:

    orchidcup asks:
    “NASA promised technology spin-offs from the space program, but how much technology did the public get?”

    Integrated circuits were independently invented twice around 1958. During much of the 1960s, after President Kennedy committed the nation to the moon landing, NASA and the Air Force vacuumed up more than half of the worldwide production, pushing hard for (and largely bankrolling) the development of medium-scale and large-scale integration, leading to Moore’s Law and the tiny, tiny engines that power the brains of phones, the modern phone system, computers, cash registers, efficient and powerful internal combustion engines, TVs, satellite receivers & cable boxes, home appliances, etc., etc., etc. ICs are in millions of devices used by billions of people every day.

    And Corning Ware from nose cones.

    • orchidcup says:

      I was just checking to see if you guys even know what you are talking about.

      Everybody knows integrated circuits were reverse engineered from alien technology recovered in Roswell, New Mexico and other sites after WWII.


  4. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Jr Culture Critic says:

    Ahhh Orchi – you gave up your position too early.

    Everything the space program/racing “gave us” could have been developed in laboratories for the issues desired at 1% of the cost had there been any interest to do so.

    Does the 1% offset the 99%?

    Only in America.

    • mharry860 says:

      Don’t ever mention 99%, that automatically makes you a useful idiot. OWS is not the 99%, they are the .9%. If you want to make a percentage argument, make it something other than 99%. Unless of course, your a useful idiot.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Jr Culture Critic says:

        The 1/99% meme is so far the only contribution OWS movement has given us. Useful, yes. Idiotic?==only that so many don’t understand the unholy truth of that.

        If YOU don’t understand/accept the truth of the 1%, then YOU are the idiot, and not useful at all.

        Tax cuts for the already too rich, funded by cuts to the poorest among us — and everybody else.

        Look, just LOOK!!!!

        ….. and stop being a doofus. Pedro has that covered.

    • The Monster's Lawyer says:

      Of course you may be correct but what would have been the impetus for doing those things in the lab?
      Most of the inovation from the space program was born out of necessity or need to solve a particular problem with space travel et, al.
      So, yes, you could have invented the solutions to non-problems in the lab but what would drive the need?

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Jr Culture Critic says:

        Well Monster THAT is my very point. Partial justification for the (manned) space program is all the wonderful accidental products that flowed from it? No one wanted them, no one thought of them – – would life be tolerable without slippery pots and pans? I still use my grandmothers cast iron 10 inch for a lot of what I cook. The internet? We had letters, phones, encyclopedias, and the library. I think life would have carried on WITHOUT the 24/7 surveillance/intrusion society that we are turning into: brought to us by the wonderful accidental products that flowed from (manned) space program.

        Pro’s and con’s to all we do.

        Now…..I’m TEMPTED to go on for another 500 words, but Pedro cannot lure me into his trap. I’m not going to pleasure Pedro in public. I’ll leave that to his donkey in private.

  5. t0llyb0ng says:

    My favorite—memory foam

  6. Space Cowboy says:

    And just remember Roswell and all the technology that came from that. Dudes.

  7. millsmotors says:

    Now that’s what you call the evolution of technology. Isn’t it truly incredible? And before I forget, this video is a treat for F1 lovers like me.

  8. millsmotors says:

    What a great video on F1, I have seen it. That does inspire all the F1 lovers and a way to get in touch with their fans.

  9. I love F1. May god take care of Schumacher…


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