Though the industry has traditionally been resistant to change, driver safety has evolved into one of the biggest concerns in motor racing's history. We have come a long way from the days of protesting seat belts and driving in t-shirts.
Racing drivers are now required to wear fire-retardant clothing, including underwear and gloves. Racecars come equipped with roll cages, fuel cells, onboard fire extinguishers, and much more.
Countless hours of research go into improving safety standards and making advancements to protect drivers in the event of an accident. And as hard as the industry is working to define and implement these positive changes, there is always more to be done to prevent fatalities and make progress in the sport.