In addition to impact tests, Formula One cars, and in
particular the survival cell that houses the driver, must also pass
static load tests. These ensure that the structure of the car meets
minimum strength requirements.
The survival cell is tested, as is
the nose and the rear impact structure of the car. In addition, the
floor below the fuel tank and the cockpit, and the rim of the cockpit
must also pass strict tests. All of these requirements help to make
Formula One cars safer than ever before.