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Formula 1™ carclick to hear

Single-seater for racing on a closed circuit that can reach speeds of 225 mph; Formula 1™ is very popular in Europe.
formula 1 car safety belt Pitot tube steering wheel side fairings roll structure camera cockpit wing radio antenna wet-weather tire dry-weather tire

safety belt click to hear

Safety device fitted with sliding straps, keeping the driver in the seat in the event of an accident.

Pitot tube click to hear

Measuring device for calculating the actual speed of the car by taking into account the influence of the wind.

steering wheel click to hear

Unit enabling the driver to steer the turning wheels; a veritable dashboard, it is equipped with several controls such as the clutch and gear shifter.

side fairings click to hear

Malleable structure that absorbs the impact from a collision; the side fairings house especially radiators and electronic components.

roll structure click to hear

Structure composed of metal loops to protect the driver if the car rolls over.

camera click to hear

Exposure apparatus for following a driver’s vehicle during an event; each car is equipped with at least one camera.

cockpit click to hear

Part of the body where the driver sits that houses the equipment necessary for driving the car.

wing click to hear

Part using air pressure to increase the load on the rear and front wheels to improve the tires’ grip on the track.

radio antenna click to hear

Device that emits and receives radio waves for communications between the driver and the team during the event.

wet-weather tire click to hear

Molded tire used on a wet track to evacuate a large quantity of water. At 185 mph, it evacuates more than 6.5 gallons of water per second.

dry-weather tire click to hear

Grooved tire providing a good grip on a dry track.