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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Something about being able to exit car fast in case of fire kinda causes issues with that.
    Fire is not as much of an issue as it once was. Plus being in a canopy may protect you from the fire, until it can be extinguished.
    I believe the main issue for not going with the canopy is because of vision distortion. The fighter jets are a lot bigger canopies than your think

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    not sure why they are being resistant to the canopy. this other ideas won't protect massa spring to face smash. Probably the old guard that thinks F1 is open wheel, open face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Morelap View Post
    not sure why they are being resistant to the canopy. this other ideas won't protect massa spring to face smash. Probably the old guard that thinks F1 is open wheel, open face.
    Well...

    There is already Lemans, Prototype and other series.

    It's becoming a discussion of "do you want F1 to be at the top of the motorsports racing chain" or you want F1 to be "top of the open wheel/open cockpit" chain.

    2 different things here.
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    maybe we'll look back at this day like how we look at leather helmets and no seat belts of the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Morelap View Post
    maybe we'll look back at this day like how we look at leather helmets and no seat belts of the past.
    And at how utterly bad ass those guys were....

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    Chances of surviving a crash was greater without belts back then, they had belts but wouldn't wear them.

    I'd like them to keep it open wheel open cockpit but not sure FIA is going to stay like this.

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    I personally think we should just move with the times. You start with karts where everything is open and no suspension, you move to GT cars where everything is closed and has aero and suspension, then go to open wheels with no aero, to open wheels with full aero, to covered wheels with full aero, to full aero, covered wheels and close cockpits.

    That way it becomes legitimate, because it's part of a learning process to go faster and faster. Just as long as it is really faster and more exciting to watch, then I'll be ok with it. And by exciting, I'm not talking about NASCAR crashing exciting, I'm talking about skills and their ability to take G forces. I welcome those 'speed racers' concept cars. F1 should definetly move with the times. There are way to many traditionalist in Motorsports.


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    A lot of f1 drivers have never been in GT cars, they stay with formula ford/F3000/GP2 ect. Open wheel cars and GT cars are worlds apart. (No personal knowledge, but just finished Mark Webbers book where he goes into a lot of detail about how hard it is to go between the 2 types)

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    its looking more and more official that Kmag will replace crashtor:
    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/122625

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    Canopies would be schmoo approved. As would be HAM and ALO battles all season long.
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    bernie always books the cdn grandprix the same weekend as a 1morelap night. jerk.
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    also this if you follow more

    http://motocal.net/#calendars

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Morelap View Post
    bernie always books the cdn grandprix the same weekend as a 1morelap night. jerk.
    so true..

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    The new RedBull

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    another month!

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    Love the Matte finish on the RB!!!!

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    I'm not feeling it. The race suits look better than the car.
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