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  • #338707

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    To me it appears sensible thinking. Why risk aggravating the injury and possibly being out longer than just one race? Choose to miss one and recover fully and just get on with the rest of the season 100% fit.

    #338034

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    The think is while helmet improvement can’t be a bad thing can it realistically deal with all situations. I am not an expert but intuitively it seems very unlikely. For example take (what I believe was) the incident that prompted exploration into these developments. Jules Bianchis crash at Suzuka in 2014. Improved helmet design I think would not have made a huge difference. The compression on either side of the helmet and extreme deceleration upon impact I think would yeild pretty similar results, i.e coma/death.

    While I obviously cannot say what would have happened were a halo or halo like device to have been installed on the car, I would expect it to be better. Rather than direct impact it would deflect the the tractor over it perhaps and should; if designed well enough to hold structure, be a cage, allowing the driver to be loose in the crash like you see with test dummies. Which is a much safer way of decelerating.

    I think unquestionably front on impacts that would normally be hitting drivers in the face would be mad much safer with a halo device. Besides Bianchi perhaps Schumacher abu dhabi 2010 crash is an example.

    One slight concern I have with the halo device is that were an accident a’la Grosjean Alonso Spa to happen the nose could actually be pulled down under the halo and cause incredibly severe damage to the driver.

    Aesthetically speaking, No halo. With an utmost awareness for the safety of the driver, introduce the halo or aeroscreen. The drivers should be able to get out easily in case of fire of course and at the end of the day racing is always going to be dangerous and I think the drivers need to decide among themselves whether they want it or not, after all they are the ones taking the risk.

    Obviously beyond drivers the people who run the sport don’t want this happening in fear of bad press and criticism so there is that as well, but for me it should be up to the drivers, I think the sensible option would be yes.

    #302279

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    @bradley13 live up to the name

    #286355

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    a science which attempts the interpretive understanding of social action in order thereby to arrive at a causal explanation of its course and effects.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/30134015

    #277558

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    are these scores that are based on a formula based on arbitrary scores? or based on algorithms from stats of positions in qualifying and at the end of the races?

    #268741

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    I think you seem to understand exactly how it is working.

    #263245

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    @sircoolbeans Molto Veloce is a team name I have used before as a ferrari paradoy. It means very fast in italian so is a kind of fun and casual version of the scudderia.

    #263192

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    Who are you By The who for me. On a side note does anyone know where prisoner monkies disappeared to? He used to be around all the time.

    #261919

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    From Starting Grid to Chequered Flag By Paul Frere is very good. It is an account of his racing career as a journalist/driver from 1948 to 1960, from entering his first motor race after persuading his friend to enter his mg is spa 24hr to his entry in many grand prix (including monaco 55 and spa 55,56 where he finds himself driving for the ferrari team) and le mans 24rh races. I would whole heartedly recommend picking this book up if you can find it!

    #261699

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    Stats say Hungary, so Hungary it is.

    Jackie Stewart or Niki Lauda for most calculated driver?

    #261698

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    Politics sounds fun to me.

    #261617

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    That is quite an ambitious idea. But a fun idea, so sure. I can’t say I know much about anything useful but I’m sure a knowledge of psychology will be useful in some way so maybe some kind of consultant or race engineer for me.

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