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Sunday, 23 December 2012 12:09
When mechanics at the Sauber F1 Team set about slicing a Formula One car down the centre line, they were embarking on a labour of love.

The idea, hatched in late 2009, was the brainchild of Sergio Bonagura, a former car chief for the racing team.

Mechanics at the Sauber factory created the exhibit over a period of two years, investing a fair amount of their downtime and demonstrating the precision of true craftsmen and impressive attention to detail in the process.

Video courtesy Sauber F1

Since this was not something anyone had done before, the team had no template to follow, and yet, come spring 2012, the model was complete and the cameras were ready to roll.

The car is a BMW Sauber F1.08.

The 2008 season was the most successful yet for Sauber. At the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix that year Sauber celebrated its first, and so far only, Formula 1 victory, Robert Kubica taking the win and Nick Heidfeld following him across the line to wrap up a one-two finish.

In total the F1.08 recorded 11 podiums, one pole position (Robert Kubica in Bahrain) and two fastest race laps (Nick Heidfeld in Malaysia and Germany).

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