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Roll Bar in F1 cars?

Why can't F1 cars be built with a Roll Bar instead of a roof for safety, instead of a roof as proposed?

The cars already have a roll bar. The extension behind the intake contains the air intake and the rollbar. The proposed changes discuss whether this structure should move forward, to protect the driver's head.

source: http://www.mtv.fi/sport/f1/uutinen/artikkeli/formulafakta-suojakaari-katon-sijaan/5250284

Written by Janita on Tuesday August 4, 2015
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