Formula 1 has confirmed the seven teams that are assisting in the production of ventilators amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The scheme, which has been labelled 'Project Pitlane', has seen “significant progress in defining and coordinating its response to the UK Government’s call for assistance”.
“In each instance, Project Pitlane will pool the resources and capabilities of its member teams to greatest effect, focusing on the core skills of the F1 industry: rapid design, prototype manufacture, test and skilled assembly,” a statement from F1 reads.
“F1’s unique ability to rapidly respond to engineering and technological challenges allows the group to add value to the wider engineering industry’s response.
“The focus of Project Pitlane will now be on coordinating and answering the clear challenges that have been set.
“The seven teams remain ready to support in other areas requiring rapid, innovative technology responses to the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
There are now over half a million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with the United States now reporting the most cases, surpassing China.
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