1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Why are formula one cars(except the place where the driver sits) designed to break apart into small pieces very fast? I believe that there is all kinds of things as aerodynamics, but my assignment talks about how the breaking apart mechanism is a safety feature 2. Relevant Equations ∆p = F∆t 3. The attempt at a solution I believe what it's doing is that it is increasing the impulse by increasing the time it takes for the car to travel a certain distance. I do not know how. I speculated by maybe using Newton's Third Law, but that is not right. How can breaking apart into smaller pieces increase impulse?