F1 » More driver head protection 'inevitable'


The horrifying in-car footage from Spa of F1 cars flying just inches away from the drivers' exposed helmets has meant a renewed focus on head protection - and even closed cockpits.

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shannon (guy) - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 4:51 PM

If they had a jet like cover and had oxygen mask im not going to lie that would be awsome. Then maybe they would up the horsepower and downforce a bit because of the improved safety.

LJ - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 7:13 PM

I'm sorry, but F1 wouldn't be F1 if it wasn't open cockpit and I'm pretty sure most F1 drivers would agree. They know the risks when they get into the car.

The thing that needs to be changed is idiot drivers causing these situations. Maldonado and Grosjean are a disaster waiting to happen.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 7:40 PM

wouldnt make that much of a difference unless the cars were spaced out enough and either staggered or single file. The issue is their proximity in to the first few turns.

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