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Have you ever wondered why F1 cars don't have brake lights? Here is the reason why not.

If you think about it, it makes perfect sense to have brake lights fitted to F1 cars. We want them to signal a warning to the drivers behind that they're slowing down, thus further avoid accidents. Right?

Well, in reality, F1 drivers are amongst the top racing drivers in the world, and each of them know their seasonal racetracks like the back of their hands. They know exactly where the brake markers are in order to put in the best lap times possible.

Each driver pretty much hits the braking point identically on every turn, so having brake lights will essentially be more of a distraction to the drivers than anything else.

You might be wondering why there are red LED lights at the back of an F1 car though. In a sense, it's similar to a brake light, but they are there to warn the drivers behind that your car is in energy-saving mode and therefore be driving slower than usual.

Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, WTF1, on Why Don't F1 Cars Have Brake Lights.

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