I’ve been toying with the idea of maybe doing an article from my medical view of drivers’ physiology and what physical changes drivers go through in a race. I know we’ve occasionally seen excellent pieces by Brundle on the Beeb/ITV in the past, and thought it would be a good area to go deeper into.
Would you guys be interested in a piece like that?
I read an interesting article in another F1 magazine and it shows the heart rate of Mark Webber throughout a race and it was alarming how high it gets! Would it be possible for you to compair the heart rates to other sports such as Football or if possible another motor race?
@raymondu999 It’s a fair question! There are quite a few academic papers out there, free to access and some through my NHS access as well. Professor Sid Watkins did a paper specifically on the topic (free access if you search Google) back in 2006 on physiology in formula 1 drivers and a bit on LeMans. As papers go, it’s s quite readable by the lay person. The problem I have is trying to somehow make these sorts of papers readable to the average fan.