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August 26, 2015 8:12 PM

F1 » FIA to study closed-cockpit concepts


mrfill: The flying debris was caused because a car hit the concrete wall that is way too close to the track. Dan Wheldon suffered the same fate 4 years ago, for the same reason, but have lessons been learnt? Apparently not. Instead of dealing with the massive dangers of concrete walls in Indy car racing, they want to put a bubble on top of F1 cars. Massa and Surtees were hit by car parts in 2007 and 2010 respectively. Both times the question of cockpit covers was raised and, presumably, dismissed. If not, it has taken them 5 years to get nowhere. Drivers certainly sit lower than years ago and the cockpit has been strengthened to reduce the danger of cars and their parts hitting F1 drivers and I'm not convinced that a bubble or framework would be safer, especially if they hindered exit if a car was upside down.
They use the Safer Barrier in Indycar, not bare concrete walls. For the crashing car the angle of impact is less dangerous the closer that the wall is.

Mark _

August 26, 2015 8:03 PM

F1 » FIA to study closed-cockpit concepts


titfortat: As soon as they come in, I lose all interest, the whole thing F1 is know for is open cockpits. The only accident I can remember in recent times is the Massa one, Senna and Jules dying had nothing to do with the open Cockpit. Racing is dangerous! What are they gonna do, give the MotoGP Bikes four wheels so they cannot fall over? Stupid that everyone over reacts and ruins the sport like this.
It is not just in F1. Sutees and da Matta come to mind.

Mark _

July 16, 2015 9:32 PM

F1 » Tilke rejects blame for boring F1 races


richard:
theeagle: They could very easily bring back Paul Ricard (France) and Imola. The latter one would be brilliant with old tamburello and SAFER (Steel And Foam Energy Reduction) barriers as they now have on the IndyCar speedways. That would be the day!
this came up the other day....paul ricard is owned by bernie, and he cannot afford the extortionate fees that bernie charges!
Clearly he can afford it. He just knows that it is near impossible for the promoter to make any money much less break even. The whole business model relies on government subsidies.

Mark _

July 15, 2015 1:31 AM

F1 » ‘Traditional’ Vettel against Saturday race proposals


SoSlo: i really doubt you would see "little action" at the beginning of a 60-90 Q session... you would have people working on race setup for the 1st part of the session and people would have plenty of reason to avoid bunching up at the end of the session cuz hitting traffic may cost more time than a "greener" track. besides, this way EVERYBODY gets full access to the track for the full session, as it stands, you only have half the grid or less on the circuit any given time during Q. let the drivers sort out when they're gonna throw a flyer during a nice, long, open Q session
You either have a short memory or you didn't follow the sport when they did it that way.

Mark _

July 10, 2015 3:29 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Five points won’t change my life


mark.james.7374: I hope MM takes out Rossi so Marc can gain some big points on him,, last lap would be brilliant "as what goes around comes around" even better if he could manage doing it also in another two races just to make it better for the championship now that HRC/MM have turned the bike around looking at the free practice 1-2 MM's on it!! "take no prisoners Marc especially from that cheating #46"
Do real fans really hope for riders to take each other out? I bet that you love NASCAR.


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