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How the FIA’s Stringent Tests Have Made Formula 1 a Safer Sport

If you are lucky enough to have attended a Formula One Grand Prix in person, you may have noticed the small print on your ticket: "Motorsport is dangerous!" Of course, it is extremely rare for the debris of a car crash to injure spectators in the crowd with the high -fencing protection in place these days, but it has happened. For the drivers, the dangers of the sport are much more apparent, and it was a worrying sight to see images of Fernando Alonso strapped down and in a neck brace after his high-speed impact during Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Alonso’s Ferrari clattered over kerbing before crashing down at over 150 mph after running wide to pass Jean-Eric Vergne off the track. Sensors in Alonso’s Ferrari set off a me...

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