Carbon Fibre -

Carbon fibre is used to construct F1 cars as it has the highest strength and stiffness per density than metal or any other material. It is used for the Floor, Monocoque, structs, body parts and disk brakes

The strength of carbon fibre, along with the ability to mould it into any shape,  makes it the right material for racing teams that need strong car parts. Cars need to withstand the high-energy forces that a car experiences during a race, and during an impact. 

Early in the 2022 season there was discussion around more carbon fibre being visible with teams eliminating paint to selected body parts and saving up to 500gms (1 pound).


Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan