Motor racing-Formula One uses break from racing to join Britain's Coronavirus battle

Motor racing-Formula One uses break from racing to join Britain's Coronavirus battle

 

F1 teams helping make ventilators

* Seven of F1’s 10 teams have factories in Britain

By Kate Holton and Alan Baldwin

LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) - If British industry succeeds in saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic it will be due in part to the pioneering role played by Formula One racing teams in the country.

Seven of the 10 Formula One teams have joined forces with leading aerospace and engineering companies to ramp up production of ventilators while Mercedes has also worked with medics and academics to produce an alternative breathing aid.


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