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Tech Talk: Composite Monocoques

Pioneer aircraft were built using fabric and glue. But so is today’s high-tech racing machinery… Since McLaren revealed the MP4/1 in 1981, a racing car that doesn’t have a carbon-composite monocoque has been just an also-ran. To the spectator this perfect melding of technique and material is only obvious in a crash, where the huge strength protects the driver, but its effect on chassis design has...

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