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 him/her 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.
Trucks used in the racing sport are heavy tractor units modified according to the requirements of the race. The European trucks must weigh at least 5500kg and have 12-litre turbo-charged diesel engines. These trucks have tyres made of special sticky rubber to help grip the track and are restricted to speeds up to 160 km/h, for safety reasons.