The monocoque is the safety cell of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One car of Nico Rosberg. It was the aircraft industry which used carbon fibre monocoques first, only to be adapted by Formula One. It is light, but very strong. In case of an impact only the nose is supposed to crumble. In this feature Nico Rosberg explains how the monocoque saves his life, in combination with spectacular crash test images from the Allianz Center of Technology in Munich.
Formula 1, monocoque, 2012 video, Mercedes