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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September 04, 2012 8:56 PM

Richard do you remember the old comparison that F1 was for motor racing connoisseurs and nascar was for those who liked a nice big crash? We seem to have attracted some nascar fans since 2007 sadly.


September 04, 2012 9:18 PM

Richard, come on you must remember 2007, thats the year that uncle Ron built the best car, employed the best driver then decided out the goodness of his heart to give BOTH championships to Ferrari and $100m to the FiA, jeez that guy was generous.


September 04, 2012 9:45 PM

ty. yes i knew that ron had signed ferdi for the year. but i suppose he had to give the wdc and wcc to ferrari, as he wasnt allowed to run a customer ferrari. but the only other memorable thing that i can think of for 2007, was the bursting onto the f1 scene, of an extraordinary new talent. a person who was to become the youngest wdc and double wdc. yes, seb really showed us what a talent he was.
but what has all that to do with nascar?

Rafael Castilla

September 05, 2012 4:32 AM
Last Edited 1251 days ago

This thread has all gone off-topic.
We have lately enjoyed five champions fight fiercely but respectfully in track corners where others have messed up. That's why they are F1 champions, they have the talent and the skill to do it right, even at the toughest corner. Not realy a Kimi fan, but him clean overtaking right at the entry of Eau Rouge made me cheer.
FIA should really reflect on why Grosjeans, Lewises and Maldonados are not skilled like them and yet are let to drive in the very same race. In other words, top flight should be reserved for top drivers, and for those rookies that have the talent and have trained to be top drivers soon.
That alone would have prevented La Source wreck.

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