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WATCH: Why is the Safety Car not an F1 car?

Why isn't the Safety Car a Formula 1 car? It would make sense if they could go at the same speed as an F1 car, but it serves an even more important purpose.

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The Safety Car has an important job when a race needs to be neutralised, but why isn't it an F1 car?

Drivers often complain about the speed at which the Safety Car drives around the track. This is mainly because their tyres get too cold and their engines too hot in the traffic.

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