Why should F1 be life-threatening?

Why should F1 be life-threatening?

Criticism of the aeroscreen and other cockpit protection concepts is purely aesthetic dislike hiding behind a 'defence' of Formula 1's presumed essence, argues BEN ANDERSON

Red Bull's trial of an alternative cockpit protection system during free practice for the Russian Grand Prix brought Formula 1's ongoing safety debate back into sharp focus.

I find it bizarre that there is any debate when it comes to protecting human life, but this is what we have. It's a debate between the 'old school' of thought, which says danger is - and should be - part of F1's raw appeal, and what could almost be considered the 'politically correct' line of reasoning, which argues anything that improves safety is a no-brainer.

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