With such focus on safety the past few decades in Formula 1, improvements to cars and circuits are still being constantly made by all parties involved. The recent accident involving the cameraman who was hit by Webber’s loose wheel made it clear once again that accidents can and will always happen, so the “battle” is never won.
What parts of Formula 1 racing do you think currently poses the biggest threat to the wellbeing of drivers, or what would be the next logical area to make improvements at?
I’ll start by admitting I think Spa’s Kemmel straight is an accident waiting to happen. Nothing serious has happened there as of yet throughout the years, but the incredible speeds cars reach there with the barriers so close and the trees behind them on the right hand side, make for a recipe for disaster if cars would get airborne somehow. And to make things worse, the crowd’s directly behind the barriers on the left hand side. The catch-fence there is tiny! Now I’d hate it as much as the next guy if big changes were made, but I would completely understand to be honest.
What are your thoughts?