WATCH: Why do F1 cars spark? Tech expert Albert Fabrega has the answers

Have you ever seen F1 cars sparkle on the straight and wondered how and why it happened? Well, wonder no more, because the latest episode of F1 TV’s Tech Talk tells you all about it.

Technical expert Albert Fabrega explains the origin of planks under cars and why they create the sparks seen when cars are driven at high speed. It also discusses the impact of the porpoise on the boards, and why the front of the board, which creates the sparks, is so important to the car.

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