The F1 survival cell must have proper opening for the driver incorporating minimum dimensions. It should be protected with an impact absorbing structure. It should also have a minimum external cross section. The width of the Formula 1 survival cell must be in accordance with the dimensions specified by the FIA. All parts of the survival cell must be manufactured to the same specification as a single panel.
The driver, when seated normally with his seat belts fastened and
looking straight ahead, must have good lateral visibility. The survival
cell should be capable enough to survive the impact of side collision.
Use of Protective Panels
Panels with minimum 6.2mm thickness must be permanently attached to the
survival cell sides. The panels must cover the area lying between two
vertical planes. Precise lay-up details must be followed in the process.
The panels should be attached to the survival cell with an appropriate
The survival cell must pass an impact test against a solid vertical
barrier as specified in the FIA rules. The absorbing structures are made
as sturdy as possible to survive the impact of a collision and save the
driver. A lateral strength test must be carried out successfully before
attaching the structures with the survival panel. The survival cell also
goes through five separate static load tests.
F1 Survival Cell should be in accordance with the FIA specifications. All parts of survival cell in Formula 1 cars are manufactured as per the directions of the FIA.