More than just wires – Part 1

I have a nephew, James ,who is in a senior position at one of the world’s leading motor racing systems companies based in Norfolk UK. He goes to motor racing all over the world.Lucky man. Motor racing must be in the family genes. Anyway on his Instagram account I found two photos which fascinated me. The first shows part of a F1 main chassis wiring loom 20 hours into a 170 hour build. Every wire is identified by the technician so they know the destination connector and contact. When it is done this loom will be millimetre perfect to fit the F1 chassis.
Now I don’t have any time for the politics and spectacle of current F1 but I do appreciate the technology and this is an example of something I had not even thought about-how they connect all the complex systems on a current F1 car. It also gives an insight into why F1 is costing so much .