Gadget Geeks F1 Special coming to Sky 1

by Lisa McGarry

It’s pedal to the metal as Sky 1 HD’s GADGET GEEKS turn their boffin brains to motor racing for a special Gadget Geeks F1™ themed episode. Gadget Geek inventor extraordinaire Colin Furze will be joined by special guest Georgie Thompson, part of the new Sky Sports F1™ presenting team, for the build challenge of a lifetime – transforming a family car into an all-conquering speed machine packed with F1™ technology. GADGET GEEKS: F1™ SPECIAL will be on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 on March 12th at 8pm.

An avid Formula 1™ fan, Colin’s dream has always been to emulate his heroes, the men who design and build the fastest cars in the world. But he won’t be taking on this mission alone. Along with Georgie, Colin will be joined by Gadget Geeks car nut Rory Reid as they attempt to demonstrate that the average modern family car is upgradeable into a F1™ racer. They’ll do this by taking one average 1.6 litre Honda Civic, stripping it back to its bare chassis and retro-fitting it with F1™ technology begged, borrowed and stolen from the most high tech garages in the world.

On helping out the Gadget Geeks, Georgie said: “It was great to be involved in the Gadget Geeks F1TM Special. I’ve been touring around the teams recently and people would be amazed by the technology that powers Formula 1TM. What this show will do is help viewers get to grips with just how big a challenge it is to transform a road car into a supercar let alone get a F1TM car ready for the new season.”
The show will also help Sky viewers make sense of all the new technology that has transformed Formula 1™ in recent years, and culminate with a race on a testing track to show just far the Gadget Geeks F1™ car has come.