YouTuber shows what's happening in the crash tests of Formula 1 cars

Racing cars have to be remarkably well designed.
Derya Ozdemir

One brief look at a Formula 1 track can tell you how important safety tests are; however, surprisingly, no crash tests were required before 1985. Today, with the cars going at such breakneck speeds, a lot can go wrong, which is why all Formula 1 cars have to undergo a series of crash tests before the start of a season.

Today, there are only two places in the world where the FIA allows cars to do crash testing, and one of those is located in the United Kingdom. At the Cranfield Impact Centre, there is a rig formed from a real Formula 1 mould in carbon fiber which replicated an authentic race setup and seating position. In this video by the YouTube channel Matt Amys, you can learn how Formula 1 team destroys carbon-fiber wings and cockpits in order to get the right FIA safety approvals. If you want to learn more, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy!

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