Formula One cars must have conventional sprung
suspension. Any system, such as active suspension, that can alter the
suspension or its geometry while the car is moving is forbidden.
suspension members must have a symmetrical profile for the majority of
their length. This is to prevent designers using them as aerodynamic
Each wheel must be tied to the body of the car by two
tethers, each contained within a separate suspension member and with its
own attachments at either end. The tethers must meet specific tensile
strength requirements and are designed to stop the wheels coming loose
from the car in the event of an accident or suspension failure.
steering systems are allowed, but these must not be electronically
controlled or powered. Four-wheel steering is forbidden. The car’s
steering wheel, steering column and steering rack all have to pass an
FIA impact test.