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The fuel cell, or fuel tank, in an f1 car is located directly behind the driver’s seat and holds up to 110 litres of fuel.

The cell has been developed to be as safe as possible, with baffles to prevent the fuel from moving during acceleration, retardation and cornering. Complex fire-rated materials are used to protect the driver in an incident.

Today’s F1 cars are fueled once, in the garage, and they do not receive fuel during pit stops. The car must have a specified amount of fuel in the tank at the end of the race for testing by the stewards. Failure to meet this requirement will result in disqualification. As happened to Sebastian Vettel in the Hungarian GP in 2021 – losing his second-place standing and a first 1 -2 for the Aston Martin.

Andrew Burden

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