When somebdy goes and buys a commuter car they usually aren't thinking about what it might have in common with a race car. Most people assume that the similarities end shortly after "they both have four wheels and a steering wheel," but they would be wrong.

Motorsport is as much a competition of engineers as it is one of drivers — Sebastien Vettel couldn't have just won his fourth consecutive F1 title if he hadn't been in those amazing Red Bull cars — and that means that tons of automotive developments happen in the pursuit of racing speed. Road car manufacturers know that these technologies can be adpated to give them an edge in the marketplace, and that's why we're telling you about 10 Awesome Technologies That Came From Racing.

RELATEDThe 25 Funniest "Because Race Car" Memes