The scary accident that saw Alfa Romeo’s victim Guanyu Zhou in the opening stages of the British Grand Prix, fortunately resolved with the unharmed driver, he brought the issue of safety on the track to the fore again. The main emergency brought by the dynamics of the crash is that relating to the roll-bar, the anti-rollover structure present on each single-seater, which in this specific case – while complying with regulatory standards – collapsed, tearing itself apart and causing the car to crawl on the Silverstone asphalt for a long time. Thus saving was the Halo, which kept Zhou’s helmet off the ground, effectively giving him a lifeline. Then there is the question of why the car without control in the escape route has overcome the barriers, actually getting stuck in the narrow space between fences and tire barriers. A circumstance that could have led to more damaging results in case of need for rapid extraction of the pilot, considering that the first Commissioners who arrived at the accident site did not have fire extinguishers with them.
What we have seen has therefore raised many questions in terms of safety, even on the part of the pilots themselves, George Russell in the first place. Alexander Wurzone of the directors of the pilots association, publicly asked the president of the Federation Mohammed Ben Sulayem for an urgent discussion on these issues: “The last time – as far as I can remember – a roll cage was seen collapsing was at Nurburgring in 1999 (jumping right on top of me). This has led to more stringent crash tests, required by the GPDA, quickly put into practice and implemented by the FIA. So dear President, check your mail. We have more work to do ”.
Last time (as far as i remember) an @ F1 roll hub collapsing was with Pedro Diniz, Nurburgring 99 (jumping over me 🙈) This led to stricter crash tests, requested by GPDA, swiftly executed / implemented by @FIA . Dear Mister President pls check your inbox, we got (more) work to do pic.twitter.com/IsxIg7D209
– alex wurz (@alex_wurz) July 5, 2022
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