Formula One: Made in Britain
Ahead of this weekend's GP at Silverstone, take a look at just how British F1 is
Posted: 26 Jun 2013
Also Made in Britain: BF1Systems
Diss, Norfolk: home to the Bressingham Steam & Gardens, many cows and the manufacturer of the electronic and composite components used by all but one F1 team. BF1Systems develops and builds cutting-edge sensor tech, monstrously complicated wiring looms and carbon components. The company's latest innovation is a one-of-a-kind infrared monitoring system that measures a tyre's pressure, air temperature and even the carcass's temperature. It's been a bit tricky to develop. While it only weighs 30g, once centrifugal force is applied, it adds 90kg to each wheel and can heat up to more than 150° Celsius.