Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 4

"A cr azy man f inishes in t he cemet er y" - Juan Manuel Fangio Leat her Gl asses Hel met s and I n t he 1950's mot or r aci ng, j ust l i ke t he Wor l d i t sel f , was under a l ong and pai nf ul r ecover y af t er t he Second Wor l d War . F1 st ar t ed i t 's l ong j our ney, super char ged engi nes got banned t o r educe speed. Head pr ot ect i on was not r eal l y i n consi der at i on and t he ci r cui t s wer e unf or gi vi ng t oo. Seat bel t was not i nst al l ed i n t he car s, t he onl y saf et y t ool was t he gl asses, but t he dr i ver s used i t mai nl y t o cover t hei r eyes f r om t he smoke comi ng f r om t he ot her car s. The f i r st f at al acci dent on a F1 r ace came i n 1954, and sever al acci dent s f ol l owed, t hat woul d have made cl ear , saf et y devel opment i s needed.