F1 highlighted what can be achieved despite torrid year - Brown
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has claimed that 'Project Pitlane' showcased how the Formula 1 paddock can benefit the world as teams produced "10 years' worth of ventilators in a couple of months".
The seven UK based F1 teams - McLaren, Renault, Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams, Haas and Racing Point - banded together at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to design, develop and manufacture medical ventilators.
Teams are accustomed to reverse engineering technology to understand the concepts of its rivals, and the same principle was applied to hastily produce the vital, life-saving equipment.
"Formula 1 can have a lot of contribution to the world," said Brown. "I think it has. I think at McLaren we play a big role in that and it’s very important to us.
"The ventilator was a great experience for the industry to come together. We produced 10 years’ worth of ventilators in a couple of months.
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