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Offline Doctor

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The seats they use have straps and everything so that they can remove a driver from a car without removing him from his race seat, to stabilize his spine etc, why are they holding him like they are taking him to bed on his honeymoon?
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Offline Steve.


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Yeah, I'm not entirely sure about that either. They're obviously near the car - the tyre wall is in the foreground and I think there's some car in the shot too.



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the dangers of open wheel racing, because of the safety regs and improvements, hes survived

10 years ago this would have been a fatal accident F1 has come along way

it has all the hall marks of Senna and more recently Surtees to name a few

the helmet did its job and the visor is ballistic grade material

I hope he recovers and is back racing soon :thumbsup:
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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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the dangers of open wheel racing, because of the safety regs and improvements, hes survived

10 years ago this would have been a fatal accident F1 has come along way

it has all the hall marks of Senna and more recently Surtees to name a few

the helmet did its job and the visor is ballistic grade material

I hope he recovers and is back racing soon :thumbsup:

16 years ago the accident wouldn't have even happend, as the cars were active ride and had NO springs!

there's progress for ya  :thumbsup:

I'm not sure the helmet really did it's job.... did it? His skull was fractured, sure, he lived, but the helmet deformed enough to compress his skull and break it.

I've always though open wheelers should have closed cockpits like planes/gliders anyway..... this may have saved him more.



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16 years ago the accident wouldn't have even happend, as the cars were active ride and had NO springs!

there's progress for ya  :thumbsup:

two steps forward one back

Hans probably helped as well in the sudden stop

yeah and go back to alloy tubs pre 87 i think and he would have not survived the impact

i saw mike wilds at good wood hit a hay bale in Villenuves f1  and he nearly lost both his feet as well as breaking both ankles etc
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Offline super squalo


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16 years ago the accident wouldn't have even happend, as the cars were active ride and had NO springs!

there's progress for ya  :thumbsup:

I'm not sure the helmet really did it's job.... did it? His skull was fractured, sure, he lived, but the helmet deformed enough to compress his skull and break it.

I've always though open wheelers should have closed cockpits like planes/gliders anyway..... this may have saved him more.

the helmet did its job think speed weight shape and size of the projectile impact

technology means they will investigate and improve the helmets to proivde better protection

he survived  :thumbsup:
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Offline mhh

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So that's two drivers hit in the head in a few days by debris. Since cars break up routinely and drivers' heads are exposed it isn't that surprising to see injuries of this type.



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So that's two drivers hit in the head in a few days by debris. Since cars break up routinely and drivers' heads are exposed it isn't that surprising to see injuries of this type.

I either read it or heard it on TV - but this is supposed to be a one in 100,000??? accident to have.

And as you say - twice in a short time frame.   :confused:



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