Be­hind the scenes at Apines­tars, we dis­cover the science be­hind their fire-re­sis­tant race wear

F1 Racing (UK) - - CONTENTS - WORDS JAMES ROBERTS PHO­TOS : LORENZO BEL­LANCA

For­mula 1 driv­ers once raced in shirts and cloth caps. Now they take it for granted that their cloth­ing can with­stand tem­per­a­tures of up to 650ºc. F1 Rac­ing vis­its the Alpines­tars fac­tory to see the science be­hind this ev­ery­day mir­a­cle

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