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Monday, 27 July 2009

A Model for Safer F1 Cars?

While many are looking for ways of making F1 cars safer, perhaps inspiration can be drawn from historic cars such as this 1950s F1 Vanwall.

The screen could be made from bullet resistant polycarbonate.

Drivers would remain visible to spectators but be in a safer environment.

With the low seating position of modern F1 cars a screen of similar size would be level with the top of the driver's head and give good protection from frontal impact while allowing full accessibility in the event of an accident. This is clearly preferable to a 'jet pod' full enclosure proposed by others.

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