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Max Mosley calls for improved safety measures after the death of Dan Wheldon

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Name - Unregistered

October 20, 2011 12:20 PM

How about putting gocarts engine in f1 car. That'll surely slow them down.

For god sake, making them safer doesn't mean making them slower. Stop making f1 cars slower!!

ENRICO - Unregistered

October 20, 2011 12:24 PM

WHy dont they first remove Montecarlo, Japan and all the races with parapets or walls.
Then improve ranoffs, because you cannot protect everything at that speed.
Even the Bathurst circuit can be very dangerous specially on the mountain.
Ciao. Enrico/Australia


October 20, 2011 1:09 PM

rob. i agree that its a knee jerk reaction, but then it is normal for nothing to be done until an accident occurs. and then, if the fia do something about lowering speeds, making cars safer, (without an accident)) people complain about the dumbing down. when the stratospheric turbos were banned, there were moans about slowing down the cars. if these were still in use, speeds would probably be up to 300 mph! the new rules for smaller engines has been condemned for lowering speeds, so maybe fia is actually right for once?

enrico, glad to see that you agree with me about bathurst, but it wont change! and drivers will still race there. thats racing!

Bindun - Unregistered

October 20, 2011 1:44 PM

The trouble with F1 is that with the front wings the cars are so fragile. Now look at go-carts they can bump and nudge each other without having to retire or limp back to the pits. I say put rubber bumpers on F1 and ban wings.

Earnest Thrasher - Unregistered

October 20, 2011 1:47 PM

Motorsport 2 or 4 wheels HAS to be dangerous to a certain degree, if not it has no value.
The question is just how dangerous, is IRL more dangerous than winning the Senior TT race on the IOM?
Open wheel racing cars running flat out at 220+ mph round a 1.5 mile oval is very dangerous, the aero configuration of the cars allow the drivers to run very close to each other without the usual loss of downforce and therefore grip.
NASCAR races are exciting on ovals because the pack run bumper to bumper, if they were strung out there would be no show, nothing to watch.
To try to arrange the same type of racing with open wheel cars is dumb and huge accidents will and have happened, Dan's accident is just one of a long list, IRL have been very lucky the mortality rate has been so low


October 20, 2011 2:02 PM

@ Richard.

What did you say about Bathurst, I must have missed it.

Mate Mt Panorama has FIA Grade 1 accredidation but lacks F1 accredidation.

The Indy guys that are downhere for the Gold Coast 600 are also talking closed cockpits but moreso are blaming the circuits for Indycar particularly Las Vegas. The Indy Car League did not want this event to proceed on this circuit.The Dallara Chassis for Indy Cars next year is to be named in recognition of Dan Wheldon and the tub has been redesigned at the rear to alleviate wheel rub.


October 20, 2011 2:12 PM
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commodore. first of all, it was a great race! .29 secs! amazing. incidentally, is hrt still owned by skaify? he was driving for 888.

enrico, on a weldon thread , was talking about the risk of fatalities and that drivers did not consider fatality. as he was posting under the name "australia", i just drew attention to the risks at bathurst,which were far greater than in f1, or even indy, yet the drivers were quite prepared to accept the risks. (i have absolutely no problem with that!) it was just a counter argument to his .

ps see my post 23 hours ago, under "mansell praises safety..."


October 20, 2011 2:15 PM

commodore, just to add... the dallara chassis was always going to have enclosed rear wheels and semi protected front wheels. half way between an open wheeler and a totally enclosed car like a lmp etc. yes, its a nice gesture to name the dallara after dan, as he was the one testing the car.

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