VIDEO: NASCAR vs Formula 1 – Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Kevin Harvick on durability


Jenson Button & Fernando Alonso - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

“To finish first, first you must finish” – the favourite line of many a team principal over the years.

NASCAR and Formula 1 are two very different forms of motor racing, but both incorporate the need for extreme durability in the quest for overall results.

In this 4 minute video, McLaren Formula 1 drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso explain how such an intricate and powerful piece of machinery is able to stand the test of a full Grand Prix. They are joined by Stewart-Haas Racing‘s Kevin Harvick, who gives the lowdown on how his Chevrolet delivers top performance through the rough and ready arena of the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Video courtesy of Mobil 1 The Grid.