Safer F1 cockpits alarmingly rejected for being ‘ugly’BEAUTY BEFORE SAFETY SAY THE BIG TEAMS IT IS ALL ABOUT PRIORITY AND PLEASING THE SPONSORS SO IT WOULD SEEM.

 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?

 However, the biggest teams in F1’s  blocked plans for a ‘roll’ structure at the front of the cockpit on visual grounds,  and “shockingly ugly”.

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 .

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