F1 » Ron Dennis rates McLaren's best F1 drivers


Former McLaren team principal Ron Dennis has reflected on the best drivers he managed at the Woking-based outfit between 1981 and 2009 - as well as the highlight and low point of his F1 career. They may surprise...

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Alan D - Unregistered

January 07, 2011 2:37 PM

When you look back at Mikka's accident, it didn't seem that violent compared to some we've seen, the car didn't disintegrate, it didn't bounce over and over several times. We did see though that once the car rode up over the kerb, it lost downforce and became airborne. The more cars rely on downforce, the worse the accidents are.

When you look at it from the cockpit view you realise how much difference today's shelf padding would have made to stop his had banging from side to side, and the Hans device they use today would probably have saved his head from being thrown forward so violently. I can't remember if the rear crash block came after this accident or not. There was hardly any run off area, no gravel, and just one row of tyres over a concrete wall. F1 is much safer these days.

50 Cent - Unregistered

January 07, 2011 3:23 PM

Hey Ron - did you forget another champion that carried your ar55 into contention agains the Schumi and co?- ah yes you did my friend because that driver won a championship with another outfit.

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