Formula 1 Fish

By Guido Trombetta on 9:16 PM
I'm sure that if someone should ask you if you can think to something related to Formula One, Sculpture and Fish at the same time you wouldn't be able to answer!
Yet there is one guy that had put all these things together in a quite amazing way.
Alastair Gibson was lead mechanic for the Benetton F1 team for four years and then race team chief mechanic for BAR Honda Grand Prix Team for ten years. Not exactly the person you would have imagined as an unconventional artist... nevertheless after leaving pit lane he has begun fabricating motorsports-influenced sculptures of fish using parts of real Formula 1 cars!

Each fish has a body in carbon fiber and comes with a spec sheet detailing the specific parts added to it. The brown trout has a tail fin made of floor stays and comes mounted on a plank from the underside of Jensen Button's 2006 Hungarian GP-winning car. The hammerhead shark has eyes from rear wheel tether gearbox side shrouds, and comes mounted on a gearbox pull rod – also from the 2006 Hungarian GP car.