Tradition is no argument against canopies

Tradition is no argument against canopies

'Tradition' is often used as an argument against change in all walks of life, but it shouldn't be the deciding factor in the open-cockpit motorsport debate, says EDD STRAW

In the wake of Justin Wilson's tragedy, it's natural for people to grasp for solutions to prevent a repeat. Given the circumstances, that means cockpit canopies are again being talked about.

How greater head protection is introduced in open-wheelers, if it it comes to that, will be dictated by the science, which is more complicated than many appreciate. But let's zero in very closely on one specific aspect of the debate: tradition.

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