Back in the 1980's, Lotus pioneered a system that would eventually, in some of our eyes, take the skill out of driving. It was called Active Suspension, and it would keep the car at a certain height depending on it's speed and how bumpy the track was. Clever stuff!

Thankfully, we don't have to spend time time explaining exactly how it works – we can leave it in the hands of this American TV feature shown in 1987, just before the Detroit Grand Prix (which Ayrton Senna duly won in the very same machine!)

Yep, the system used to be checked by a mechanic and a tube he blew into – who would've known!