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Yassmin and Michael go under the hood to learn how important high tech ‘tinkering’ β€” AKA engineering β€” is to making cars go faster. Our aerodynamic duo visit the almost sci-fi workshop of Melbourne’s Monash Motorsport. The university team are world leaders in the development of Formula SAE racing cars, a rich training ground for the world of Formula One.

Along the way they learn about a CSIRO-developed electron beam, meet an aerodynamics expert and get blown away walking through a wind tunnel. Sometimes it sounds more like an episode of Dr Who than a motoring show.

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For most of us it’s hard to imagine that Formula One has anything to do with the humble commuter vehicle. Yassmin and Michael dive into the fascinating history of how F1 rose to be the prestigious entity we know and how it influenced the development of the cars we drive everyday.

Car tech journalist Craig Scarborough talks our hosts through the mosaic of small but influential engineering companies applying jet engine technology and aerodynamics to improve car design and driver safety.