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MoD to use F1 vehicle in Afghanistan

1 December 2010 Last updated at 15:40 GMT

The Ministry of Defence is hoping the high speed world of Formula One racing can help it build better armoured vehicles for battle zones.

The Foxhound, partly designed by Formula 1 engineers, has a V-shaped armoured hull designed to safeguard those inside from roadside bombs.

Scott Ellis explains.