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Vettel: F1 not 100% safe

It’s been 20 years since Formula 1 had a drive death during a race weekend. A lot of the safety innovation and improvements came from this tragic day on May 1, 1994 at Imola when Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger died. While Ratzenberger’s life may have been saved by the HANS device the drivers now wear, hindsight is always 20/20. If the suspension would have been an inch...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Then and Now – Safety in Formula 1

As you will no doubt be aware, it is twenty years since that fateful weekend in Imola when both Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna died at the wheel of their racing cars.  You can read memories of these two drivers from Tom, Adam and Todd on the website, not forgetting Jake’s tribute.  I thought it would be worth remembering how much safety in the sport has improved. The figures...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss


1986, Brands Hatch, Kent, England and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger starts on pole for the final of the Formula Ford Festival of Great Britain, Having raced in the German Formula Ford Championship in 1985. Alongside him is Phillipe Favre, Both drivers are using the Van Diemen-Minister RF86 Kent engine formula fords. Off the line, Roland secures the lead from Favre; they are the clear...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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