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F1 technology inspires cutting-edge canoeing

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Gordon Farquhar | 13:22 UK time, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The level of technical sophistication being sought by Britain's elite sports continues to know no bounds.

I've had an inside view of the kind of synergies being forged between such apparently unlikely bedfellows as the British Canoe Union and Formula 1 legends McLaren.

You might wonder what Lewis Hamilton's 2010 F1 car and a canoe paddle have got in common? Hamilton's ride is a technological tour de force, a paddle is, er, for paddling with.

No longer.

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