Michael Schumacher and Ferrari teammate Rubens
Barrichello cross the finish line in Hungary to win the Formula 1
Constructors and Drivers Championships for
Budapest, Hungary--Remember the cover story from our annual racing issue ("Ferrari designs a winner," DN 5/3/2001, p. 60)? Well, unlike the weekly sports magazine where athletes on the cover go on to suffer injury or mishap, fortune, engineering, and driving skill have paid off for Ferrari. Four races from the end of the season, the team and driver Michael Schumacher clinched both the 2001 Formula 1 Constructors and Drivers Championships at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Schumacher won the race, followed in second place by teammate Rubens Barrichello to secure the titles. After the victory, Schumacher said, "Of all the experiences I've had throughout the years, this team is simply the best." Go to www.ferrari.com for details and images.
And if that interests you, we've detailed the work of Jaguar Racing's engineers during a typical Grand Prix weekend in the September 17, 2001 issue of Design News. Accompanying the story at www.designnews.com is an exclusive interview with Jaguar Racing Technical Director Steve Nichols.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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