afterJules Bianchi’s terrible crash at the weekend, it’s been said that safer cockpits for Formula One cars were turned down for aesthetic reasons.
closed cockpits were rejected last year by the sport’s big teams they were too ugly, it’ was said..
FIA’s proposals for closed cockpits were cancelled last year because the big teams thought they looked unappealing.
The technology is there to protect the drivers’ cockpit and that issues with the aesthetic of the new design were the problem. SAFTY FIRST NO THE APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC SEEMS TO BE THE FIRST PRIORITY?
A debate IS NOW TAKING PLACE surrounding safety in the wake of Bianchi’s horrific accident in Japan which left the 25-year-old Frenchman in a “critical condition in intensive care. it SEEMS THAT IF THE SAFETY MEASURES HAD BEEN BROUGHT IN BIANCHI,S CONDITION COULD HAVE BEEN FAR ,FAR BETTER THAN THEY ARE AT PRESENT .