Totopupu wrote:AzShadow wrote:He probably meant where it would lead to if we took out the danger completely from F1. No matter what you do, as long as the cars drive fast, it will always be dangerous. And if they don't drive fast (ie not dangerous), then there wouldn't be a lot to watch. I'm sure the drivers know the risks involved but that's the life they've chosen.
Thanks! It's the perfect summary of my opinion
I think a little was lost in translation for the original comment, but I agree with your point. It's tragic that it happens, but it's going to happen at least every now and then. Remember Oli Bridewell? Killed in practice at Mallory Park in British Superbikes - I know there's a difference between single-seaters and bikes, a massive difference indeed, but it's still all about speed, and at racing speed, any incident with objects flying about is always going to be a danger to the driver, who has no real other option than to be in a quite vulnerable position.
I remember Paul Dana dying in 2006, and Tony Renna in 2003 both in Indycar, Ashley Cooper was a recent death in V8 Supercars in 2008, Mark Porter died at Bathurst in 2005. Remember Marco Campos? He was the last big single-seater death in Europe. Freak accidents are going to occue every now and then. There is no way to improve the chances of of there being no accidents, and no freak accidents. Make head protection as good as possible, and make tethers as strong as possible, and the drivers will have a better chance of surviving everyday accidents, but there's always some unfortunate incident that could kill a driver.