The driver has to be a good sportsman. During one race he will lose about 3 kg of his
His head is extremely stressed. In the curves a force with four times the headweight
He has a firesafe suit. So the driver could stay in a fire up to 1300 degree F (=700
degree C) for about 12 seconds. In a fire an oxygen cartridge placed on the integral
helmet gives the driver a survival chance of about some seconds.
The material is a special rubber reinforced of KELVAR. KELVAR is a polymer fiber with
Because of the different pitt stops in the different grand prixs on both sides of the
car a petrol cap is placed.
All holes and pipes of the tank are selfclosable.
The formula 1 car fuel is made of the same substances as our normal fuel. The only
difference is the mix.
Since the 1970's, the engine is situated behind the tank.
The typical engine is an 8 or a 10 cylinder V-engine.
There was a time when turbo engines were used with a horsepower of 1200. But since the
90's only suckle engines allowed to limit the power of the engines. The modern engines
have between 500 and 700 horsepowers and 3.0 l cubic capacity in agreement with the
The exhaust pipe can't be produced automatically. So it has to made by hand.