F1 » Adrian Newey shocked by Wheldon death

Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey has confessed that the death of Dan Wheldon in an IndyCar race accident last weekend was a 'shockwave'.

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Kiko - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 1:29 PM

Alonso in 03 and Kubica in 08 were nowhere near close to being killed.

The closest F1 has come in the past 10 years to a death is Massa in 09.

The odd concussion has happened like Ralf Schumacher and Sergio Perez, and we have had big accidents... most drivers have barely a scratch.

We could probably count broken bones on 1 hand.

Now I am not saying F1 is safe forever because we all know it isn't - Michael Schumacher nearly got a face-full of Force India at Abu Dhabi last year.

Thinking about it, a front-to-front impact between 2 cars is IMO the most likely way that a fatality would happen in F1. Second most likely being something like the Campos F3000 death in 95, which Viso nearly copied a few years ago.

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