When Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger were killed at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, it focused the minds of Formula 1 officials and race fans alike on whether it was right to expect a driver to risk his life. A flurry of regulation changes followed. David Tremayne examines the philosophy and technology behind Formula 1's ever-evolving safety regulations. Winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers' 'Timo Makinen' Trophy, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, 2001, for outstanding motorsport coverage.
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