F1 Car Construction is strictly controlled by Federation Internationale de Automobile or the FIA, the governing body of the sport. An array of rules has to be followed while making the cars. The objective of these rules is to make cars as safe as possible for the drivers. These regulations mean that all cars turn up for the races with almost similar size and dimensions.
The safety cell, consisting of the cockpit and the fuel tank, is main
part of an F1 car when it comes to drivers' safety. It is mandatory for
the safety cell to fulfill the criteria denoted by the FIA. It must have
a shock absorber in front of it.
Several protective features have to be followed. The cars have two roll
structures in different positions. One of these is placed just behind
the head of the driver while other is kept at the front position of the
cockpit. Post construction, the cars go through a number of tests to
Size and Dimensions
FIA regulations control the size and dimensions of Formula One cars.
The vehicles must be no more than 180cm wide. Bodywork ahead of the rear
wheel centre line should be maximum of 140cm wide. Bodywork behind it
must be maximum 100cm wide. Front and rear overhangs have been set to
120cm and 60cm respectively from the wheel centre lines.
F1 Car Construction is done under the guidance of the FIA, the governing body of the championship. A slew of rules and regulations guide the construction of Formula 1 cars.