Drivers wear fireproof ankle-length boots made of soft, cushioned leather that have thin rubber soles to provide good grip and slip-free control on the pedals.
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Drivers wear a one-piece driving suit made of fire retardant fabrics like Nomex that must protect a driver from third-degree burns for a period of at least 12 seconds. Long flameproof underwear beneath the suit provides extra fire protection to the drivers. The suit has two large handles on the shoulders that enable the driver to be lifted free in case of an accident.
It is an automobile built according to the specifications set by FIA for racing purpose. These cars incorporate 1.6 L turbocharged engines with rubber tyres having around 46 cm width to provide extra grip. Rally cars have removable body panels made of pressed steel with an extra-strong roll cage welded into it.