Kevin Clark wrote:Anti stall pulls in the clutch so I'd be surprised if it was that.
The good thing is that there's so much telemetry on the cars these days that they should know what it is.
I just hope there isn't a knee-jerk reaction to add front roll bars etc. This was a freak accident caused by several unusual factors and not an inherent safety fault in car design.
And how would that change your perception of Formula 1 and racing if that thing will be useful to prevent such a "freak" accident that might have been occured in the future?
Reactions against the knee-jerk reactions is in fact a knee-jerk reaction itself. Why?
Formula 1 cars are as safe as it could have been, yes. Racing is inherently dangerous, yes. However, if there is a small chance of improvement, even the tiny bit of progress towards more safety, why wouldn't that be used or considered? How in the whole wide world could possibly change the very essence of Formula 1, which is racing. Safety is the very reason why we enjoy it.
In this case, there seems to be nothing we can do. It was almost impossible to foresee such a horrible accident, but we may think. We may think over and over again. Perhaps, we could find a way in future that will enable us to prevent such freak incidents.
There is no such thing like excessive safety.
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