Formula One racing is a triumph of speed over reliability. The cars are designed to travel 200 miles in the shortest possible time - and then fall apart. Okay, I know that rule changes mean that engines and gearboxes have to outlast one weekend's racing, but the principle remains: speed trumps reliability.
The teams develop (or steal from Ferrari) cutting-edge technology striving to establish competitive advantage. A technological arms race has led to developments that are now commonplace in mass