2020 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix | Discussion Thread

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The race should be cancelled as it could happen in the same place.

Then all races must be canceled from now? Because this can happen on all tracks with paved runoff areas and solid guard rails, specially when the driver lost control off the car and nothing slows down the car. I think it’s better to go back to more sand traps it’s safer and racing will be better. That’s my opinion
 
I think it should be cancelled too, the drivers must be really shaken up. It probably can't be cancelled, with a second race there next week.

I wonder will some drop out. That has happened before.
 
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Then all races must be canceled from now? Because this can happen on all tracks with paved runoff areas and solid guard rails, specially when the driver lost control off the car and nothing slows down the car. I think it’s better to go back to more sand traps it’s safer and racing will be better. That’s my opinion

I can't reply properly without lots of swearing.
 
Wow, one of the scariest-looking crashes I've ever seen. The safety of the cars is amazing now, and thank goodness. However the drivers need some serious retraining on their behavior - there were obviously multiple cars going off the place up ahead, and they just try to race flat-out through it. And not the first serious accident lately where that's been a contributing factor either. A couple decades ago the drivers were much better behaved.
 

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Then all races must be canceled from now? Because this can happen on all tracks with paved runoff areas and solid guard rails, specially when the driver lost control off the car and nothing slows down the car. I think it’s better to go back to more sand traps it’s safer and racing will be better. That’s my opinion

Sandtraps don't matter, cars can get airborne...remember Alonso doing multiple barrel rolls mid-air? He flew over a sandtrap if I recall correctly.

Yes things can happen, but there's a little something called "being humane". Entertainment isn't everything. I wouldn't mind if they cancelled it personally, but it should be the call of each driver.
 
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My God how can he be alive and practically unharmed, thankfully

Without the halo, Grosjean would probably be dead or at the very least, he would have suffered head injuries similar to Jules Bianchi’s fatal injuries. This accident was a bit similar to François Cevert’s and Helmut Koinning’s fatal crashes.

One of those reminders that we get from time to time that motor racing, while safer than before, is a highly risky sport. These guys put their life on the line when they get in that cockpit.
 
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In one of the practice sessions, they showed one of the younger drivers (Latifi maybe?) on track with his fire suit only partially zipped at the top, and the commentators talked about how warm it was and trying to get some air circulation. I didn't think anything of it at the time, which is why I can't even remember for sure who it was, but that accident immediately brought it back into my mind.

Zip up those fire suits, boys...
 
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Now is a good for Grosjean to make this his last race and go spend some time with his wife and kid.
Watching and being in that situation is two different things. To be swimming in that fire is crazy.

Hail the Halo!!!

Have to give him driver of the day.
Big shame about Perez
 
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