From track to showroom, motorsport still a test bed for mainstream auto industry

Motorsport continues to produce the technological innovation that will define the cars of tomorrow, writes Robert Lind

At face value, the gulf between the average family car and the kind of high-octane machines we see tearing through the streets of F1 circuits in Monaco and Singapore might seem unbridgeable.

In reality, however, motorsport has long been the laboratory in which innovative new automotive technology is trialled, and in the DNA of the average family car are things first tested on the race track. Paddle-shift gear …

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