Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 26

Road t o cl osed cockpit : The deat h of j ul es bianchi 20 year s af t er Ayr t on Senna's deat h, F1 became much saf er , t han ever bef or e, and despi t e t hat Jul es Bi anchi r an out of l uck, when on t he sl i pper y t ar mac of Suzuka, he r an out of t he t r ack at t he Dunl op cor ner and hi t t he cr ane, t hat t r i ed t o r escue t he pr evi ousl y cr ashed S auber of Adr i an Sut i l . Hi s head had t o encount er ar ound 90G f or ce f or a spl i t second, and despi t e t he hel met devel opment s of t he r ecent year s, hi s hel met was not abl e t o absor b t he huge ener gy of t he car s. Bi anchi was r escued i mmedi at el y, and was put i nt o ar t i f i cal coma af t er many l i f e savi ng oper at i ons. For t he next year he f ought f or hi s l i f e, but f i nal l y Deat h t ook hi m as wel l . F1 l ost an i ncr edi bl e t al ent , and j ust af t er t he cr ash, an i nt ense debat e st ar t ed over how t o devel op saf et y i n F1, and avoi d si t uat i ons l i ke t hi s i n t he f ut ur e. Vi r t ual Saf et y car was an i mmedi at e and so f ar r eal l y ef f ect i ve choi ce t o avoi d hi gh speed by r ul es i n pot ent i al l y danger ous scenar i os. Jul es Bianchi (1989-2014)