One year ago today the world of Motorsport lost Moto GP rider Marco Simoncelli at the Malaysian Grand Prix, just a week after Dan Wheldon’s tragic death in IndyCar in Las Vegas, proving as a stark reminder that Motorsport can never be 100% safe.
Over the past few years people have remarked that Formula 1 and Motorsport in general, has becoming ‘too safe’ if such a thing is possible.
Stirling Moss has said on multiple times that he think Formula 1 is less interesting than it was back in older and more dangerous times. He thinks that the risk of danger is part of the thrill and the attraction.
Last year Adrian Sutil, who was then driving for Force India, remarked that new tracks were being designed to be too safe and that it was becoming boring, as he felt that like Stirling Moss that danger was part of the thrill.
It’s been 11 years since there was a Formula 1 fatality, when Graham Beveridge, a marshal at the Australian Grand Prix was killed when he was hit by a flying wheel. It’s been 18 years since the last driver death in Formula 1, which of course was Ayrton Senna in Imola. Read the rest of this entry →