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The intricacies of knee padding // Sauber's cutaway videos scrape the barrel for content

Published by Christine

Last year, Sauber came up with an innovative idea to cut one of their cars in half and use it to explain some of the more intimate details about Formula One technology. The result was a brilliant video giving a greater depth of insight.

This season, Sauber are keeping the concept up, with their two current drivers being volunteered to explain a different section of the car per video. I've seen a few of these, and thought they were interesting enough, but it seems that by episodes thirteen and fourteen, the team are running out of things to describe.

Nico Hülkenberg tackles the tricky subject of the comfort additions available in the cockpit for a driver's knees.

Meanwhile, Esteban Gutiérrez is left to describe the four sticky up bits on the top of the car, otherwise known as the antennas.

I laughed when I saw the titles for these videos, but then actually thought the drivers did a good job with what is clearly scant content. Hülkenberg's is the slightly more interesting of the two, but then again, there are only so many ways to describe an antenna.