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Again... A Big Risk For A F1 Driver!

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the following videos of the Melbourne race (see the videos before FIA removes them) clearly show the big risks for Hulkenberg due to the Kobayashi's car that has flown atop his HEAD at over 200 kmh

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DS01MuCsrw

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ5HY6Co4_Y

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also this time everything went well and there was not another fatal accident like that happened to Surtees Jr. in 2009, but, it is worth risking the lives of the F1 drivers, since, the solution to increase the safety of their cars, could be so simple ?

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that's why I repeat, again and again, that ALL the Formula cars' teams, should adopt, as soon as possible, m idea of a SAFER roll-bar (perhaps, with a different design) that I've proposed over eight months ago

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http://ow.ly/KSbb

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the following videos of the Melbourne race (see the videos before FIA removes them) clearly show the big risks for Hulkenberg due to the Kobayashi's car that has flown atop his HEAD at over 200 kmh

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DS01MuCsrw

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ5HY6Co4_Y

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also this time everything went well and there was not another fatal accident like that happened to Surtees Jr. in 2009, but, it is worth risking the lives of the F1 drivers, since, the solution to increase the safety of their cars, could be so simple ?

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that's why I repeat, again and again, that ALL the Formula cars' teams, should adopt, as soon as possible, m idea of a SAFER roll-bar (perhaps, with a different design) that I've proposed over eight months ago

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http://ow.ly/KSbb

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While the sentiment is appreciated, I seem to remember your design wouldn't actually be much much safer, apart from the odd incident where the roll bar might catch the offending item. I don't mean any offence by that, but a roll bar in that accident (and Massa's, which is when I believe you mentioned it) wouldn't have improved the chances by much. There would still be a significant gap where the driver's head is exposed, if I remember correctly.

Unfortunately, there are only so many risks you can try to legislate for, but in essence, any racing where there is a an open c#ckpit will always have the associated dangers.

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You're so nice pabloh.

Anyway - to repeat various of the comments glasnost failed to read last time round:

1st - roll bars are generally useful only when a car rolls over - none of the incidents - Massa, Surtees, Hulkenberg, would have been helped by a roll bar.

2nd - your roll bar design had no lateral support and would therefore crumple under any contact anyway.

3rd - their helmets will protect them more than your design.

4th - your roll bar would introduce another part of the car that could be snapped off and embedded into a driver's head/neck in a collision.

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Yep, the idea (intention) is good but it doesn't seem possible to execute it in a practical way.

I'm out.

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They have been inching closer to what your talking about. Look at this side view of an '08 vs '09. The bits around the driver's head are much further forward than they have been in the past.

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