Here is a very clever infographic displayed as an animated video by Rufus Blacklock. He condensed 62 years (1950 to 2012) of the Formula One car (F1) into 1 minute. It is amazing to see how technology is applied in different ways.

 

Evolution of the F1 Car from Ruf Blacklock on Vimeo.

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  1. Very interesting video on synching the music with the models from 1950 to 2012. Kudos for Rufus Blacklock for taking the time to make this chronological animation in such a brief amount of time.

    I guess this shows up small modifications made all the different when it came to the Formula One Car, and it’s mostly just a about the components within that do most of the major work. Pleasant video to watch, and I wish Blacklock the best in future animations, thanks for posting this!

  2. Great work by Rufus Blacklock. It is an amazing condensation of all the models over years in just a simple one minute video. Credits should be given not only to the maker of this video, it is also to you who found it and shared with us. Your collection was incredible. This video very clearly shows the minute variations from one model to the other in just a short span of time.

  3. I’m not into F1 or any kind of auto racing but this video is definitely cool. It’s interesting to see how design has change -and stayed the sane – over the race’s history. It would be cool if the creator of this video did another one projecting possible new futuristic design too.

  4. Nicely done with music, I wish I had a visualizer made like that for my mp3 player. I really like how the engine started to show up, and how it changed from the front to the back and to the middle, and back to the back. Most of the early models were curvy and elegant. A lot of the features like the rear spoiler came in later. Its hard for me to imagine how drivers used to sit in a seat positioned at the rear of a vehicle and race.

  5. I love formula 1 cars. I’ve always had kind of a thing for them since childhood and collected small F1 toys and played with them quite alot. This video is very cool.

    However I’m really disappointed in what they did to the engines lately. The cars do not sound like proper F1 cars anymore, they sound like little electric cars. It has really taken away from the viewer experience for me. Maybe they’ll change it again at some point, although I have a hard time believing that.

  6. Cool video. You can really the progression in all those models. The music was quite catchy as well, it almost went in step with the video. On second thought, maybe that was intentional.

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