Felipe Massa

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Andrew Evans

arf!

(i thought this was gonna be like one of those chrisitan bale remixes... needs MOAR smedley!)
 

David Garcia

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The Surtees story repeats.... sad.

FIA SPEND LESS MONEY ON KERS AND DIFUSSORS AND IMPROVE SAFETY!!!
 
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he's in a medically induced coma after surgery for a broken head.

they're gonna wake him up in the morning and scan him again.
 

Neil Tennant

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and how do u suppose FIA increases safety on helmets?

Maybe have some sort of bubble around the driver made from transparent steel plating?
 

Mark Birney

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I don't see what more they can do with the helmets. Besides what is sport without risks? Soccer...

But seriously, they will look into it. 2nd incident of the same nature in a week. One fatal and the other possibly, it won't go down lightly.
 

Adam Vaughan

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I don't see what more they can do with the helmets. Besides what is sport without risks? Soccer...

But seriously, they will look into it. 2nd incident of the same nature in a week. One fatal and the other possibly, it won't go down lightly.
Whats "soccer"????
 
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Wido Rossen

Unbelievable , twice in one week.
What are the ODs ?
Hope Massa will come out of this ok and back in the car.
 

Gareth Hickling

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Ive just seen a photo of him just after he was out of the car, I didnt expect it to look as bad as it was, His helmet was pretty busted up!

I didnt post the image as it isnt very nice.
 

David Garcia

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and how do u suppose FIA increases safety on helmets?

Maybe have some sort of bubble around the driver made from transparent steel plating?
Exactly, as this one...



Looks like Massa had brain problems and some pieces of his head bones wher extracted from Brain... they have to valuate the dameage still. :( (Budapest Hosptital Neuro Doctor words)
 

Kevin Watts

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Surtee's accident could have easily been avoided IMHO if the cars had wheel tethers like most other open wheel formats, the wheel just came flying off after impact and sadly we all know the consequence when it bounced back onto the track.

To avoid another incident like Massa's unfortunate and very unlucky incident would require a big shift in design of open wheel racing cars and cocoon them in an enclosed cockpit. If that is done then you need to ensure the cockpit is removeable even in an accident quickly and efficiently but a quick release system could fail or jam if its damaged or warped in an impact which then introduces a new danger of drivers being trapped in their cockpit in a fire.

If you do this for F1 cars then you have to do it for other open cockpit series and so then what do we do for motorcycle racing? how do we cocoon them as I'm sure parts fall off their machines too.
 

Jamie R

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Ive just seen a photo of him just after he was out of the car, I didnt expect it to look as bad as it was, His helmet was pretty busted up!

I didnt post the image as it isnt very nice.
I've just seen the picture, to be honest, considering the force, the helmet did a very good job.
 

Gareth Hickling

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Yep ive just seen it in the sunday papers now and they have a shot of the spring just before impact.
Blimey it was a pretty big spring! He was lucky it didnt go straight through his visor. That would of killed him instantly.
 

Patrick van Driel

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Indeed,the weight of the spring is 800 grams said R.Brawn so if it was in the middle of his helmet he would have died. Lucky if you can talk about luck in this accident.
 

Kevin Watts

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If anthing this will perhaps lead to a drive in helmet design and safety with visors and the helmet material being made even stronger with more padding.