Little observations

I was very fortunate to assist with the install of some of the Formula One cars – some little facts occured to me as we moving them into place:

The BRM P160 was the heaviest beastie:

The BRM P160. © Te Papa, 2009.

The BRM P160. © Te Papa, 2009.

The Williams FW14B was the widest – very thoughtful moments as to which path to take it from the lift to the gallery…

The Williams wideboy.© Te Papa, 2009.

The Williams wideboy.© Te Papa, 2009.

The lovely Lotus 16 is the most elderly – 1958, with the 2006 McLaren MP4-21 being the youngest whippersnapper

Unloading the Lotus 16. © Te Papa, 2009.

Unloading the Lotus 16. © Te Papa, 2009.

And the car that required the least amount of manoeuvring around was another of my favs – the Cooper T51. In fact it went around the corner past Inspiration Station in one go – a treat! :)

The Cooper T51 cornering nicely.© Te Papa, 2009.

The Cooper T51 cornering nicely.© Te Papa, 2009.

Go to our Formula One™ – The Great Design Race website for the full list and basic specs of the cars

4 Responses

  1. emmab

    Hey Diana-Grace

    great shot eh! The Cooper was the second-last to be moved and it was a welcome relief to be able to simply push it around the Inspiration Station corner without stopping

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  2. Diana-Grace

    Love the photo of Cooper T51 moving past Inspiration Station! :) Great piks!

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  3. emmab

    Well then Sam – you’ll absolutely love seeing them for real :)

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  4. Sam Robinson

    Im getting a bit too excited now after seeing all these photos!!!!!!!!!!

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