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Old 02-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #11529
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Originally Posted by PrivatePixel View Post
I am opposed to this idea for a multitude of reasons. It's unfortunate that Dan Wheldon lost his life during an IndyCar race last season, but there were militating circumstances beyond his being in an open-wheeled vehicle. Formula One hasn't had a fatal accident since Senna's passing in 1994. Great strides have been made with the chassis and materials used since then, allowing drivers to walk away from severe crashes. Witness Kubica's accident in 2007 during the Montreal GP:

2007 Montreal GP accident - Kubica

If anything, observers and professional drivers believe that the type of course (oval circuit) poses a greater danger to open-wheeled participants than the vehicles themselves.

From SB Nation Indiana:
An equally scary crash of Katherine Legge at Road America in Champ Car .

Also what F1 does not have is the safety crew that champ car/ IRL has .

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