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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Motorsport Safety Concerns

The last week has highlighted the need for additional reviews of motorsport safety.

First Henry Surtees and now Felipe Massa have been victims of being hit by stray components. Currently Massa's condition is described as stable.

The incident with Alonso's car could also have resulted in a wheel striking another driver or spectator.

The FIA will investigate and report on what can be implemented in future regulation.

We have come a long way since cars regularly vaulted unbarriered banking at Brooklands or Monza. However, despite progress from straw bales to Armco, from grass run-offs to gravel traps, from cloth caps to full face helmets and HANS devices, further reflective analysis will no doubt lead to improved safety.

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