These guys just spent 500 hours building a Formula 1 car out of cardboard

December 18, 2018

And you thought YOU were fans of Formula 1…

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“Is it the Force India?”

“What, the VJM11?”

“Yeah. The rear wing is the same, and the angle of the fin on the engine cover is pretty much bang on too.”

“Yeah, but the rear bodywork isn’t tight enough around the drivetrain. I reckon that’s the McLaren.”

“No no, guys, you’re missing the design of the front wing and the endplates. That’s the Williams.”

“Why would anyone make a detailed model of the FW41? That’s the Mercedes, surely?”

The current conversation in the office, one that will probably continue for some time, given that a) we’re nerds, and b) that’s the affect this astonishing project from The Q has had on all of us. With nothing more than a glue gun, 50 square metres of cardboard, 100 glue sticks, and, presumably, more patience than God, the team has spent 250 or 500 man/hours – the description’s a bit hazy about that – building a perfect, 1.3:1-scale replica of a Formula 1 car, one that’s matches the 2018 technical regulations as close as possible. Do we really need to say anymore to make you watch this?

This is not the first time that the team behind The Q have demonstrated just how insufferably talented and artistic they are either. Alongside projects like a rubber band machine gun and a popsicle guest house for a rat – yes, really… – earlier this year, the guys spent 400 hours creating a 1.5:1-scale model of an F1 car using Coca-Cola cans, usurping a design they’d made 12 months earlier with matchsticks.

If by any chance The Q is reading this, we recently wondered what a replica of the Hoonitruck would look like made from 10,000 drinking straws…