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Formula One 2002
INTRO
FRONT WING
COCKPIT
ROLLOVER BAR
TYRES/WHEELS
FUEL TANK
SUSPENSION
OIL TANK
REAR WING
ENGINE
AERODYNAMICS
GEARBOX
STEERING
Rollover bar locator

Rollover bar
 
The roll-over bar has to be immensely strong - it protects the driver in case the car turns over in an accident

F1's rules are constantly increasing the loads it must withstand to increase driver safety.

The 7cm safety area is there so that there is less chance of a driver's head hitting the ground if the car bounces upside down.

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