racing forever /3
This sculpture captures the racing-look of the fastest shark in our oceans.
Motor racing is an all consuming sport and working in the top levels of this sport is a way of life, not just a job.
Racing forever is a sculpture that shows my past and present passions, engineering and sculpture.
The dual livery BAR 199 was the first Grand Prix racing car I worked on as chief mechanic and will always have a special place in my engineering history.
Carbon fibre, titanium, aluminium, inconel and selected F1 Grand Prix parts.
Limited to three pieces.
Body: Carbon fibre 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm 2.4 mm thick.
Nostrils: Floor stay pivot cap titanium, Honda part number 080 D02 1003.
Jaw and teeth: Three layer 0.5 mm stainless steel, photo etched.
Fins: 2nd dorsal, tail, pectoral and pelvic fins: 2 mm water jet cut and coated NS4 aluminium. vent fin: rear jacking bracket Honda part number 070 F03 004 used in 2004 Monaco GP, Jenson Button.
Caudal keels: Pair ‘Fox ears’ chassis bolt on aero device, Honda part number 1070 A02 0047 used in 2007 winter testing, Rubens Barrichello.
Pre caudal notch: titanium hydraulic locking tab with bolt FML 000006.
Vent: Type R wing lozenge, Honda part number 050 F2 216.
Gills: Laser scanned rear wing end plate, aero vents.
Eyes: Modified fuel tank flap valve plugs, NS4 aluminium.
Exhausts: Inconel stainless steel primary exhaust pipes cut down and coated.
Mounting method: Suspended with 2 off 1 mm stainless steel braided cables.
Dimensions: L2200mm W800mm H800mm
Weight: 12 kg