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Gallery: History of safety cars in Formula 1

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Gallery: History of safety cars in Formula 1
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May 8, 2020, 1:59 PM

The safety car made its first appearance in a Formula 1 race back in 1973, but it wasn't until the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1993 that it was officially introduced by the sport.

Between 1993-96, individual race organisers were responsible for supplying safety cars, leading to some strange choices. However, this practice ended in 1997 when F1 handed Mercedes a contract to become F1's official safety car partner - and the German manufacturer continues to supply safety cars to the series till date.

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Check out our gallery below to rediscover some of the safety cars that have been used in F1 over the years.

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Porsche 914 (Canada 1973)

Porsche 914 (Canada 1973)
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Photo by: David Phipps

Porsche (Monaco 1976)

Porsche (Monaco 1976)
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Lamborghini Countach (Monaco 1981, 1982, 1983)

Lamborghini Countach (Monaco 1981, 1982, 1983)
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Photo by: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Lamborghini Countach (Monaco 1981, 1982, 1983)

Lamborghini Countach (Monaco 1981, 1982, 1983)
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Photo by: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Fiat Tempra 16V (Brazil 1993)

Fiat Tempra 16V (Brazil 1993)
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Photo by: Motorsport Images

Opel Vectra (San Marino 1994)

Opel Vectra (San Marino 1994)
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Photo by: Motorsport Images

Honda Prelude (Japan 1994)

Honda Prelude (Japan 1994)
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Photo by: Motorsport Images

Porsche 911 GT2 (Belgium 1995)

Porsche 911 GT2 (Belgium 1995)
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Photo by: Motorsport Images

Cette année-là, une Lamborghini Diablo rouge vif avait été prévue lors du GP du Canada, mais n'est pas sortie en piste.

Renault Clio (Argentina 1996)

Renault Clio (Argentina 1996)
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Mercedes C 36 AMG (1996-97)

Mercedes C 36 AMG (1996-97)
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Photo by: Motorsport Images

Mercedes CLK 55 AMG (1997-98)

Mercedes CLK 55 AMG (1997-98)
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Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Mercedes CL 55 AMG (1999-2000)

Mercedes CL 55 AMG (1999-2000)
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Mercedes SL 55 AMG (2001-02)

Mercedes SL 55 AMG (2001-02)
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Mercedes CLK 55 AMG (2003)

Mercedes CLK 55 AMG (2003)
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Photo by: Lyndon McNeil

Mercedes SLK 55 AMG (2004-05)

Mercedes SLK 55 AMG (2004-05)
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Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes CLK 63 AMG (2006-07)

Mercedes CLK 63 AMG (2006-07)
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Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Mercedes SL 63 AMG (2008-09)

Mercedes SL 63 AMG (2008-09)
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Photo by: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Mercedes SLS AMG (2010-2014)

Mercedes SLS AMG (2010-2014)
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Photo by: Andrew Ferraro / Motorsport Images

Mercedes-AMG GT S (2015-2017)

Mercedes-AMG GT S (2015-2017)
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Photo by: Mirko Stange

Mercedes AMG GT R (since 2018)

Mercedes AMG GT R (since 2018)
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Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

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