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Lowe: New noses a boost for driver safety

Contrary to claims that the lower noses on the 2014 Formula One cars could cause them to 'submarine', Mercedes chief Paddy Lowe believes the new designs will increase driver safety. Previously, Red Bull technical boss Adrian Newey suggested that the low noses could lead to situations where drivers are forced underneath a car during impact. "If you hit the back of the car square on, then you go underneath it and end up under the rear crash structure, which I think is a much worse scenario," Newey said ahead of last week's pre-season test om Jerez. Lowe, however, doesn't share Newey's fears and believes that the reduced chance of the cars being launched in the air far outweighs the...
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