While the cutting-edge technology in F1 may seem far away from what we use in our everyday lives, the trickle-down effect of F1 tech has never been stronger than it is right now.
This is particularly since the move to V6 Turbo Hybrid Power Units in 2014, with engineers at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth working closely with their counterparts at Mercedes in Germany to bring improved engine technology to the road.
And it will keep on evolving as knowledge and learnings continue to be found. When you think about it, the technology in F1 is really put through its paces and tested to the absolute limit - hence, why it's known as the "fastest R&D lab on earth".
The F1 environment is one of the most intense and extreme testbeds for technical innovation, so what better way to find out about the performance, efficiency and reliability of these technologies before they hit the real world. Almost like how we crash-test parts before they are put on the car and sent out on track.
But what real-world examples can we use to understand just how important F1 know-how is becoming to the road car world?