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October 4, 2019

The aeroscreen IndyCar will adopt in 2020 is stronger than the halo device used in Formula 1 and other single-seater categories, according to developer Red Bull Advanced Technologies. The device - which also features a halo-like structure - was tested on-track for the first time on Wednesday at Indianapolis, after which IndyCar drivers Will Power and Scott Dixon suggested it would be ready immediately if required. The halo device F1 introduced for 2018 is tested with a load of 112 kilonewtons on the car, and can take a reported maximum load of 125kN in total, but the aeroscreen is thought...

October 3, 2019

IndyCar has always been one of the fastest and most exciting of all motorsports. But with all of that speed, excitement and high-octane adrenaline comes the inherent risk of danger and tragedy, of which the sport has had its fair share. Now, however, great strides in safety are being made, with the revolutionary Aeroscreen cockpit protection to be implemented on all cars for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season to prevent tragic accidents similar to that which claimed the life of Justin Wilson in 2015. Following the conclusion of the 2019 season, which also witnessed its share of frightening...

September 26, 2019

With an eye on enhancing safety, Supercars will debut an in-car hazard warning light system at next month’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. A similar system was introduced at February’s Bathurst 12 Hour event, with drivers notified of live track decisions in the cockpit. This includes yellow, red and blue flags, as well as full course cautions. The lights will be triggered in the cars either by trackside marshals or directly by Race Control. Cars will be fitted with the system — developed by MoTeC, and linked to Race Control — which encourages less reliance on flag marshal points around...

September 12, 2019

Less than a week after Anthoine Hubert was killed in a F2 race at Spa, F3 driver Alex Peroni fractured a vertebra in a horror crash in which his Campos Racing car was sent airborne. How does Formula 1 respond? Defending his position in Saturday’s F3 race at the Monza circuit, Peroni ran wide at Parabolica and hit a sausage kerb. He took flight.Absolutely terrifying. Driver Alex Peroni and marshals are all reported to be ok. #ItalianGP #F3(via @Mattzel89)pic.twitter.com/TF7MlbE0B7— Planet F1 (@Planet_F1) September 7, 2019 His car somersaulted through the air, hitting the catch-...

September 12, 2019

Less than a week after Anthoine Hubert was killed in a F2 race at Spa, F3 driver Alex Peroni fractured a vertebra in a horror crash in which his Campos Racing car was sent airborne. How does Formula 1 respond? Defending his position in Saturday’s F3 race at the Monza circuit, Peroni ran wide at Parabolica and hit a sausage kerb. He took flight.Absolutely terrifying. Driver Alex Peroni and marshals are all reported to be ok. #ItalianGP #F3(via @Mattzel89)pic.twitter.com/TF7MlbE0B7— Planet F1 (@Planet_F1) September 7, 2019 His car somersaulted through the air, hitting the catch-...

September 12, 2019

Less than a week after Anthoine Hubert was killed in a F2 race at Spa, F3 driver Alex Peroni fractured a vertebra in a horror crash in which his Campos Racing car was sent airborne. How does Formula 1 respond? Defending his position in Saturday’s F3 race at the Monza circuit, Peroni ran wide at Parabolica and hit a sausage kerb. He took flight.Absolutely terrifying. Driver Alex Peroni and marshals are all reported to be ok. #ItalianGP #F3(via @Mattzel89)pic.twitter.com/TF7MlbE0B7— Planet F1 (@Planet_F1) September 7, 2019 His car somersaulted through the air, hitting the catch-...

September 5, 2019

Sebastian Vettel says the tragic passing of Anthoine Hubert at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend must act as a sign to all motorsport to continue pushing for safety improvements in all areas regardless of being considered “too safe and boring” compared to previous eras of racing. F1 and the wider motorsport community is still mourning the death of Hubert who succumbed to his injuries sustained in a crash on Lap 2 of the Formula 2 Feature Race at Spa-Francorchamps. Juan Manuel Correa also sustained serious injuries in the accident including two leg fractures and is in specialist...

September 4, 2019

The motorsport world was shocked during the Belgium Grand Prix weekend after Anthoine Hubert passed away after a crash during Saturday's Formula 2 race. Thankfully, safety innovations and improvements have been made over the last 50 years so that we rarely see a shocking event like that. Sir Jackie Stewart remembers when the sad news was all too common.  Stewart had experienced 57 driver deaths during his career, the last being his teammate at Tyrrell, François Cevert. The 80-year-old looks back to his own era 50 years ago when driver deaths were common. He says the current crop of...

August 2, 2019

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto believes his team's fine for Charles Leclerc's unsafe release at Hockenheim was the "proper" punishment, despite the FIA's acceptance harsher deterrents are required. Leclerc was released into the path of Romain Grosjean during the first round of pitstops in the German Grand Prix, and Ferrari was hit with a €5000 fine instead of a normal time penalty. That has been met with criticism and concern, with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen labelling it "completely wrong" ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. As a result, the FIA has agreed...

July 19, 2019

Last year's Iowa winner James Hinchcliffe says low sun in this weekend's IndyCar race at the oval could prove "dangerous," and that he is "disappointed" with the start time. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Hinchcliffe - who is chasing a third win at the 0.894-mile oval - said the race will be more like dusk with its 6.15pm local start time. The race started more than two and a half hours earlier last year. "To call it a night race may be a little bit generous," said Hinchcliffe, who lies ninth in the IndyCar standings. "I think it's going to be a dusk race. "I think there's...

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