Client: CAR Magazine
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Formula One is the pinnacle of motorsport, where engineering and technology combine to achieve a common goal, speed. In 2013, Infiniti Red Bull Racing became consecutive four-time Constructors' World Champions and with that accolade, it's safe to say they know a thing or two about design.
These exhaust manifolds are part of Racing Gold's "pART of the team" collection, where in collaboration with Red Bull, they turn race-used F1 parts into manufactured art for you and I to purchase.
Before these manifolds are turned into a table, lamp or some other ingenius design, I took the opportunity to photograph these objects of desire.
Sebastian Vettel's RB4 'Scalloped Tail' exhaust manifold is easily my favourite piece, taken from the 2009 Formula One car nicknamed 'Kate'.
The following two manifolds were taken from David Coulthard's RB2 car. Once featured in a table for Christian Horner's office, the now chrome-plated manifold required a different approach to showcase its flawless design:
The thought of spending £20 for an 8 hour symphony of V8's hurtling around Silverstone is an exciting prospect for any F1 fan.
With the 'Young Driver Test' also being confirmed as a Pirelli tyre test, it meant names such as Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa could be seen tackling the 3.66 mile circuit.
Susie Wolff was out in force with the Williams F1 FW35, seen above making the most of the available tarmac at Copse Corner.
Despite a technical difficulty in the morning, Gary Paffett's McLaren MP4-28 still managed to lap the Northamptonshire based circuit ~80 times.
That said, the Silverstone Young Driver Test has to be one of the cheapest ways to experience the atmosphere these F1 cars create at speed. If you didn't manage to attend this year, make sure you keep an eye out for the next!