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Dangerously Safe Grand Prix Racing.... (:o)

You many think that it is more safe to drive an F1 car than a road car, because you may have come under the influence of the lucrative and most satisfying documentation on it's world class technology and safety.
Well F1 Grand Prix racing is more dangerous and a gamble of a life than you think. According to a very decent and a well published website:

All the pictures used in this blog do not belong to me. And I do not claim on its ownership
The likely hood of death in a Grand Prix Racing is as less as 1/100. It is quite surprising as the number of deaths reported in motorsports is mostly in the motoGp racing where the racers are almost at the mercy of the track and the bike. There are no safety belts or guards on inpact. but still the probability is 1/1000. That is huge depending on the crashes per race.

The cars just moving on the track is so dangerous that the even in the yellow flag the car can hit something and cause a death like the one that occured in the 2014 Japanese GP.

The driver safety was improved to such a level that there were no fatalities since the death of Senna and Ratzenberger in 1994. Until Jules died.

Fun Fact: Jochen Rindt is the only driver to win the championship posthumously. cool right.

Cockpit Safety

The heart of the modern Formula One car is the 'monocoque'. Its roles as structural component and safety device both require it to be as strong as possible. The monocoque is constructed from carbon fibre up to 60 layers of it in places with high density woven laminate panels covering a strong, light honeycomb structure inside

The temperature inside the cockpit averges 50 degrees Celsius. Which is the equivalent of the Arabian Desert Heat.

 During a high-speed crash at the Canadian Grand Prix in 2007, Robert Kubica was subjected to more than 28 times the acceleration of Gravity? This meant that his body effectively weighed two tones insted of 73 kilograms. But he escaped with minor bruises.

Driving a Grand Prix car is more dangerous than handling a radioactive substance.

The following video is the direct result of the endevour to make the race more friendly and more safe for the drivers. This impact testing is the giving its result numerous incidents in the race.

The Horrific crash of Alonso in the opening of the Australian Gp as turn 2, is the reason this tests are conducted. And it pretty well saved his life. These tests actually take billions of dollars to construct the facility and to make the test with such hi-end models and materials. The analysis is painful and is most of the time hard to comprehend what is the desired output. 
The chances of him surviving is 1/100 but still he comes out of the car without even a neck sprain.

So the next time you see a grand prix race think off the hard work put in by the organizers and the company to make the cars the best and safe.

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