Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 17

"Then he sighed and his body r el axed" - Dr . Sid Wat kins a shocking r eminder Ayr t on Senna had t he same f at e on t he next day's r ace. Bot h Rol and Rat zenber ger and Ayr t on Senna di ed by sever al maj or head i nj ur i es. Bot h acci dent s r eveal ed, t hat t he car s, ci r cui t s and t he hel met s as wel l need maj or i mpr ovement s r egar di ng saf et y. Rat zenber ger di ed by a basi l ar skul l f r act ur e, t her e was not hi ng t o absor b t he ener gy of hi t t i ng a concr et e wal l wi t h al most 200 mph, i n Senna's case, a pi ece of t he suspensi on i n a f l yi ng t i r e caused hi s deat h. I f t hat pi ece of suspensi on hi t s hi s hel met j ust a l i t t l e bi t upper , he woul d have wal ked back t o t he pi t s unhar med...