First Light – The Story Behind The McLaren MP4/1 is a short film that tells the story of one of the most important Formula 1 cars of all time in the words of John Barnard – the lead engineer behind the development of the car.

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the carbon monocoque developed for the McLaren MP4/1, after its introduction McLaren’s rivals rushed to build their own carbon fibre cars, and it’s remained the basic architecture still in use today – over 35 years later.

If you’d like to read more about the MP4/1 you can click here.

McLaren MP4:1 1

McLaren MP4:1 chassis

McLaren MP4:1 seat

McLaren MP4:1

Via Autoblog

Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

Published by Ben Branch -