Lotus was the first to introduce the monocoque -- or chassis -- to F1 in the 1960s, but it was McLaren's "daring move" to make it with carbon fibre 20 years later that made F1 cars truly light, faster and safer.
Designing and manufacturing a monocoque -- or chassis -- is lengthy as designers strive to make it as light as possible. Lewis Butler, chief designer at Caterham F1 walks CNBC through the process.
"You cannot hide" in F1 racing as your performance is judged every two weeks with lap times says Eric Boullier, racing director at McLaren F1, who also talks about how to hold on to your star staff.
Racing driver, Simona De Sivestro talks about her first time driving a F1 car -- while Gary Burt from Mercedes-Benz World recalls a practical joke.
The monocoque -- or chassis -- is the central part of the F1 car. It's vital to performance and also safety, as Mark Priestley, F1 expert explains.
Is Formula 1 too safe or too dangerous? Our experts debate.
Tom Reddington and Ed Redfern from Mercedes-Benz World recall their experiences with racing drivers Martin Donnelly and Jenson Button.
Carmakers are starting to use composite material instead of just aluminium in their new models. A technology first introduced by F1 cars... .
How much does a monocoque -- or chassis -- cost? How many will be used by each team each season? CNBC compiles the numbers.
CNBC looks at how the computer systems in F1 cars have made their way into regular vehicles.
FIA President Jean Todt discusses his start with the Ferarri team and the current problems facing F1.
F1 experts discuss whether the quieter engine sounds are making the sport less attractive.