Last week’s Belgium Grand Prix saw a very nasty first lap carnage in which Fernando Alonso was very lucky not to get his head clipped by the flying Lotus of Romain Grosjean.The accident again raised questions about driver’s safety particualrly for the head region.
Michael Schumacher thinks that closed cockpits are almost inevitable in the near future and here is what he had to say on the subject of safety:
“That has to be the future.”Just look at how it’s developed over the years, there’s been massive improvements in cockpit safety, the only exposed area is the opening where the head shows, one wrong moment in time could have fatal consequences.
“That’s been identified by the FIA. Jean Todt told me there had to be action and they’ve initiated action. For 18 months, they’ve had a professional group of engineers working on it. No matter what, you won’t have 100 percent satisfaction as you could improve on safety but have a downside on vision, so you have to weigh it up.”-Said the seven time world champion.