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The F1 Season Starts Sunday

24 March 2017 ...

The F1 season starts on Sunday. The Melbourne Grand Prix, sees the beginning of a nail-biting competition that will see F1 drivers race around the world.

As a key supplier of production Additive Manufacturing (AM) 3T RPD will be on each starting grid of every race. But, have you ever wondered what AM products are on board an F1 racing car? Wonder no more, simply click on our video infographic or our .pdf infographic to find out.

am in formula 1

Each AM part that is installed in a racing car, helps race engineers to reduce its weight and ultimately to help it to go faster around the track. AM allows F1 teams to continually improve their cars as the development process evolves.

F1 engineering is one of the most arduous and difficult engineering challenges in industry today. Some people might say that the time, energy and excitement that goes in to Formula1 is unnecessary (not us you understand), but as one of the leading suppliers of AM parts for the teams and fans we would echo Nicki Lauda’s words when he said “what would life be if we only did what was necessary”.

To make sure that you don’t miss a race, here’s the 2017 Grand Prix schedule:

Race Date Location Country
26th March Melbourne Australia
9th April Shanghai China
16th April Bahrain Bahrain
30th April Sochi Russia
14th May Barcelona Spain
28th May Monaco Monaco
11th June Montreal Canada
25th June Baku Azerbaijan
9th July Spielberg Austria
16th July Silverstone UK
30th July Budapest Hungary
27th Aug Spa Belgium
3rd Sept Monza Italy
17th Sept Singapore Singapore
1st Oct Sepang Malaysia
8th Oct Suzuka Japan
22nd Oct Circuit of the Americas, Austin USA
29th Oct Mexico City Mexico
12th Nov Sao Paulo Brazil
26th Nov Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi

3T RPD wishes all of the Formula1 teams a successful and safe 2017 season and look forward to the Melbourne Grand Prix kicking off another superlative season.

If you want to talk to us about your AM project contact us here.

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