Mercedes have been the official Safety Cars since 1996 and have the AMG GT R Safety Car and C 63 S Estate Medical Car this season, both in red. The AMG GT R has a 4.0l biturbo V8 and can reach 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, while the C 63 S Estate is in-built with FIA-spec medical equipment, just like the DBX Medical Car.
Why is the F1 safety car a Mercedes?
Mercedes has been the official Safety Car since 1996. In order to be used as the F1 Safety Car, Aston’s engineers altered the Vantage in order to make sure it can do the job of intervening and controlling the pace of an event involving the world’s fastest racing cars.
Has an F1 car ever hit the safety car?
No. The safety car was only fully introduced in 1993, although the earliest use was in 1973 at the Canadian GP with some trials in 1992. The safety car has never “crashed” during a race they is footage floating around of it spinning during Thursday or Friday track inspections.
How much is the F1 safety car?
Formula One’s safety car for the road: Vantage F1 Edition is Aston Martin’s £142k motor to mark its return to the series after 60 years away.
How much do F1 drivers make?
How much do the 2021 Formula 1 drivers earn?
Why does F1 have two safety cars?
Such a change of deal, that could see the safety car use split evenly between the two car manufacturers across the season, would help share the financial burden between the two companies as F1 expands to a 23-race schedule.