Mercedes explodes Michael Schumacher’s F1 car
For art. Schuey’s 2010 contender deconstructed and hung out to dry for exhibition
Posted: 11 Apr 2011
It's not salacious to suggest Schumacher had a bit of a rubbish return to F1 last season. So he should probably thank Merc for destroying his car and letting the world see.
Mercedes has kindly done just that, only artistically and quite awesomely. It unscrewed last year's F1 car - all 3,200 components - and then let Dutch artist Paul Veroude hang each piece by wire to showcase exactly what tech is stuffed in a modern F1 car.
Considering the MGP W01 took 90,000 hours of design time, over 200,000 hours to manufacture and narrowly avoided a Rubens-shaped dent in last year's Hungarian GP, Merc F1 chief Nick Fry isn't worried about destroying the car. "To be able to see a racer in this way is something very special." You're not wrong, Nick.
Forget diamond-encrusted skulls or cows or humans sleeping in beds or weird pyramids - this is art we can get on board with.