The reason racing cars F1 has no airbags

Airbags are difficult and unnecessary to install on F1 racing cars because the special design of the car is capable of protecting the drivers.


The total basic cost to produce an F1 race car is about 14 million USD. However, the car does not have airbags, a safety equipment inherent in the popular car line. So what makes manufacturers not fit bags when on F1 racing cars?

According to the Bright Side, F1 cars designed the cockpit to fit the driver. The space is so narrow that it is impossible to install a steering wheel, costing about 70,000 USD.

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Possessing many buttons, controls and flat-surface design, F1 steering wheel is hard to fit inside hidden airbags like commercial cars. Besides, the close distance and cramped space can cause the driver to suffocate, injure the bag when activated.

The F1 driver’s seat is so modest that drivers cannot wear all safety belts in their shoulder, hip, and leg positions. Technical staff often help riders do this.

It is about having 5-7 safety belts in the car, the driver cannot slide forward or splash out of the car when there is an accident. This almost eliminates the use of airbags to prevent the driver from colliding with the details of the vehicle. More specifically, when an accident occurs, riders can disassemble the seat belts with just one knob and get out the car the fastest in about 5 seconds.

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Why F1 racing cars do not have airbags

F1 racing frame construction is made of light, expensive components, but the stiffness factor is not so overlooked. The details outside the F1 car may be broken or damaged but it is difficult to affect the cockpit where the driver sits.

In addition to the design of F1 cars, riders are also protected by special helmets. For example, this helmet can withstand the force of a 3-kilogram metal rod, falling from a height of 3 meters. The helmet’s material prevents deep cuts not exceeding 25 mm inside.

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Helmets of F1 racing helmets can protect the driver’s eyes at a speed of 483 km/h. At the same time, this helmet can withstand outside temperatures up to 815 degrees Celsius for 45 seconds, while the internal temperature is then, below 70 degrees Celsius.

With the equipment available on F1 racing cars and for athletes, airbags are no longer necessary.

The two racing tournaments Super GT and DTM will return to the same arena?

In the world of sports racing is extremely rich in racing categories, there are two Super GT (Japan) and DTM (Germany) racing equally attractive.


The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or German Touring Car Masters) is organized for German car brand sports cars competing at racing tracks in Germany. After that, the DTM expands and teams of racetracks are well-known throughout Europe, with competition between German brand cars including: Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Opez. In particular, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are two rivals.

DTM models are equipped with a naturally aspirated V8 engine (without turbocharger or supercharger) and limited to 4.0 liter capacity. Currently, the motor vehicle of the DTM tournament has a capacity of over 500 horsepower at 8500 rpm, and these engines are limited to 9,000 rpm.

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Like Germany’s DTM, the Japanese Super GT race is also very exciting and exciting. However, considering the scale and number of teams participating and the history of development, the Super GT race is much bigger. The first season took place in 1993 as the Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, in 2005 officially changed its name to Super GT. The tournament is held at racing schools in Japan and Southeast Asia (Sepang of Malaysia, Chang of Thailand).

Super GT race divided into two groups including GT300 (car with capacity of 300 horsepower) and GT500 (vehicle with capacity of 500 horsepower), with the participation of 40 racing teams of automakers around the world such as: Ferarri, Lamborghini McLaren, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Mazda, Subaru, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, etc. In the GT500 table is the dominance of 3 big Japanese car industry including Nissan, Honda and Toyota. In particular, the continuous winning cars for many years in the GT500 have now become legendary as Nissan Skyline GT-R, Toyota Supra or Honda.

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Return to the last stage of the Super GT 2017 that takes place at the Motegi, Japan track. Three riders, including Loïc Duval (Audi team), Augusto Farfus (BMW team) and Maro Engel (Mercedes AMG team) will participate in the test round together with other riders of Honda, Lexus and Nissan Nismo. During the event, the cars will be equipped with high-performance Ventus Race tires of Hankook.

In the past, two racers Loïc Duval (Audi team) and Augusto Farfus (BMW team) played in the Super GT in their careers. In particular, Loic Duval driver is a former Super GT 2010 champion in GT500 table when playing for Weider Honda Racing team with teammate Takashi Kogure.

This visit to Japan by the riders who are competing in the DTM tournament is part of the two organizers’ plans, to enhance the cooperation and to build common technical rules called Class One. Previously in 2014, two representatives of two DTM (Germany) and Super GT (Japan) competitions met and exchanged views to offer opportunities for future cooperation. Since the 2014 season, the chassis specifications and the atmospheric standards of the two races are the same. Since 2017, regulations on general engines: 2-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged are applied.

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These are the most specific collaborations for teams in both races to participate in both competitions at the same time, increase international competitiveness, reduce costs for manufacturers and beyond solve together to grow and grow bigger and more attractive.

5 super cars enough for F1 racing car “to smoke”

There is no denying that F1 cars are modern and modern models and possess outstanding speed when compared with other colleagues in other areas.


Of course, every detail, every wheel, every carbon fiber on the F1 body is built with the aim of delivering the highest possible performance and speed, so the results are not surprising. The record set by F1 cars is 372 km/hin 2016 of Williams racing team.

However, somewhere in the market you can still own yourself supercars even more superior when discussing speed, in addition they are valid for driving around like usual. Here are 5 such models.

McLaren F1 – 386 km/h

McLaren’s first line of standard-sized cars attracted the attention of global car fans at the time of launch not only because of its impressive design but also because of its outstanding performance. Using high-quality materials dedicated to manufacturing racing cars with 627-horsepower V12 engines derived from BMW, F1 at that time set a speed record at 386 km/h and quickly found foothold in McLaren fan hearts.

Bugatti Veyron – 402 km/h

Not only powerful, supercars coming from Bugatti also operate stably and have been the fastest model in the world. This is also the peak of technology and pride of Volkswagen Group at the time when it was designed by the best and most experienced engineers of them.

Owning 987 horsepower W16 engine, the speed record of Veyron was set in 2005 at 409 km/h.

SSC Ultimate Aero – 412 km/h

The SSC Ultimate Aero was the fastest model in the world in 2007, surpassing the Veyron itself in the list with a maximum test speed of 412 km/h. Supercar coming from the US uses 6.4L V8 engine that transmits up to1,183 horsepower to the rear. Worth mentioning is the Ultimate Aero has no ABS braking and traction support.

Bugatti Chiron – 420 km/h

The reason why Bugatti’s latest model is only in the middle of the chart is because no one can test the maximum performance this supercar can bring. Usage parameters are provided by Bugatti – stopping at 420 km/h. Whether the monster with a capacity of nearly 1,500 horsepower (exactly 1,479)can overcome this milestone when operating at its maximum, let us wait and see.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 431 km/h

With Chiron not able to show its true ability, the Veyron Super Sport still holds the No. 1 position in Bugatti’s lineup with a maximum speed of up to 431 km/h. Although the record set by the car in 2010 has been controversial because of the use of electronic speed limit systems (for safety reasons), in the end, Bugatti supercar is still recognized.

Admire the ultra-rare supercar Son Heung-min possesses

Asia’s brightest star doesn’t have too many supercars in the collection. However, one of the box drivers he owns now belongs to extremely rare, enough to make every top star in the Premier League covet.


Cristiano Ronaldo car collection is priced at no less than £7 million. In it, the car he liked the most was the Bugatti Veyron 16.4.Reportedly, the Portuguese superstar had to spend 1.3 million pounds to pick up this palace.

Not reaching the superstar, receiving big salary like Ronaldo but Son Heung-min also very much play. He doesn’t have many cars, but the most valuable one is just a little bit behind Ronaldo’s Bugatti Veyron 16.4.

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It was a black Ferrari LaFerrari valued at £1.15million, equivalent to more than VND 35 billion. Son Heung-min’s car is super rare, only produced and sold a total of 499 units worldwide. It can reach 96.5km/h in just 2.9 seconds. The highest speed this car can reach up to 365.3 km/h.

Son Heung-min’s Ferrari La Ferrari doesn’t have money to buy. It is known that only those who own at least 5 new Ferrari cars are approved by the automaker in the category of potential customers and agree to sell. In the Premier League, where the famous star players play, only Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang owns a Ferrari like Son Heung-min.

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Son Heung-min rarely drives LaFerrari out. This photo is the rare Korean striker to take a supercar, stop to give fans a signature. At Tottenham, Son Heung-min only receives an average salary of about £110,000 a week. But in addition to LaFerrari, the garage of the Korean striker has many other expensive boxers.

In 2014 when Son Heung-min also wore Bayer Leverkusen shirt, the reporter took a picture of him and his ex-girlfriend, Minah, walking in the Audi R8 Coupe (£112,000). Upon arriving at Tottenham, the Korean star bought the Maserati Levante (£60,000). Earlier this season, people also saw him smiling at fans in Bentley Continental GT (£160,000).