Cars used in Formula One racing have undergone several modifications since the inception of the racing sports. Nevertheless, they have maintained fundamental elements of physics in designs. Physics plays a critical role in the design of Formula One racing cars. Contemporary Formula One cars have greatly borrowed design elements of aerodynamics. Engineers have ensured that the car is as fast and safe as possible with adequate down force and limited drag.
The engine designs achieve optimization qualities with fuel that can release as much power as possible without affecting the engine functions. The tires are design to withstand prevailing weather conditions. These incorporated elements of physics are what make Formula One cars different from others.