F1 can't keep its head in the sand on safety

F1 can't keep its head in the sand on safety

GARY ANDERSON weighs in on the F1 cockpit safety debate, saying the lessons of Imola 1994 should be enough to convince doubters that something must be done to increase driver protection

Last Sunday's Russian Grand Prix was the first time in 22 years that a Formula 1 World Championship race has actually been held on the anniversary of the day Ayrton Senna lost his life at Imola - May 1.

The San Marino Grand Prix weekend of 1994 was a tragic one, with the first bad accident suffered by my driver at Jordan, Rubens Barrichello, during the Friday afternoon qualifying session.

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