Could These Cockpit Loops Be Future Of F1 Driver Safety?

Could These Cockpit Loops Be Future Of F1 Driver Safety?

We love motor racing, but we can’t help but have reservations when it claims yet another life.

After the tragic loss of Ayrton Senna during the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, the issue of safety in motorsport was heavily scrutinised.

But, as a professional driver, when you’re reaching speeds of more than 200mph and living life on the edge, you’re always aware of the risks.

Nevertheless, Formula One racing’s governing body is determined to eliminate the chances of losing another driver on the race track.

Following the loss of yet another motor racing champion in IndyCar last weekend, the FIA has highlighted the need to further improve cockpit procession in single-seater competition.

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As you’ll see in the video, the halo-shaped hoop protecting the cockpit could prevent debris from reaching the driver, while still providing easy access, should they need recovering.

This could be a liver-saver in the making.

YouTube / F1 Video - via Iframely

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