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Old 20th July 2015, 16:53   #16
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Considering Jules passed away due to a head injury, even after wearing those super-awesome Carbon Fiber helmets, wouldn't have airbags helped in such a situation?
Nope. I don't think it'd have helped at all.

His helmet probably collided with the recovery tractor. At 126kmph, there is nothing that could've saved him from the impact with the tractor. Moreover, protection from impact with external objects is not the job of airbags.

As for airbags themselves, the only purpose they serve is to prevent the head from crashing into the steering wheel. But in F1 and other motorsports, there are a number of seatbelt like mechanisms that prevent the head from coming anywhere close to the steering wheel. Thus, the whole purpose of the airbags is defeated. I have read that their bodies are so tightly held they can only reach the steering wheel with their arms and cannot even adjust mirrors!
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Old 20th July 2015, 23:05   #17
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FIA to retire the car number 17 (Bianchi's number) from F1 in honour of the Frenchman.
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Old 21st July 2015, 08:54   #18
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A great tribute to Jules Bianchi

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Jules was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was pure bad luck that made him slide off the track, right into that big recovery vehicle.
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How I wish they would have red flagged the race before the accident.

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@Ross; I think the Virtual Safety Car is essentially in response to his accident. While F1 is far safer, unfortunately, fatalities in other forms esp Indy, NASCAR and drag are still aplenty.
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I strongly feel that F1 (and all other motor sport) should consider reducing the threshold of rains when deciding to race on wet tracks.


Not sure if it was just "wrong place at wrong time".
Some argue that it happened due to the lack of leadership or decision making from the FIA’s F1 safety delegate.

The 2014 Japanese GP had been in question for several days due to the threats of typhoon "fanphone" and 24 hours before the race, the typhoon was upgraded to a ‘super typhoon. It was known that as each hour passed on Sunday, the rains would worsen and the storm’s power increase. The FIA had indeed asked organizers to move the race forward to 11am, though a combination of commercial reasons prevailed and the suggestion was declined. Technically speaking, Charlie Whiting and the FIA could have mandated the earlier start citing safety precautions.

The race started under the safety car and the red flag was shown on lap two at which point FIA could have deemed the race as ‘run’ for legal purposes. But it was not meant to be as there was a temporary lull in the storm and the race began again some 20 minutes later.

No one is admitting that anybody was responsible for all or part of what went wrong except Jules of course who was travelling too quickly at the time of his crash, ‘amongst others’, as FIA said in their statements.

Hopefully the VSC instead of "double yellow" is something good that came out of that weekend's disaster. Over the years the meaning for double yellow flags was diluted from its intended meaning of ‘…slow down and be prepared to stop or change direction…’ to simply demonstrating you had not delivered your fastest sector time on the lap when the course was under caution. A demonstration in the telemetry that a driver had lifted was sufficient to avoid sanction from the FIA.

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Old 21st July 2015, 18:05   #20
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Read about it only on Sunday and was absolutely shocked. It seemed inevitable this was going to happen but it still stunned me. There was no doubt in my mind he would have steered a Ferrari F1 car in the future some time. A star in the making and gone so early.

R.I.P Jules!
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Looks like apart from TBHPians believing Jules had a seat at Ferrari waiting for him, former Ferrari bigwig, Luca di Montezemolo also believed that Jules would replace Kimi at Ferrari.

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Di Montezemolo said. "He was the driver we had chosen for the future, once the collaboration with Kimi Raikkonen had finished."
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Jules Bianchi laid to rest in Nice

Vinu

This hurt the most:

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“Jules never managed to make it on to the Formula One podium, and so I ask you to applaud him now,”

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Jules Bianchi laid to rest in Nice

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Jules Bianchi has been laid to rest in Nice. Formula 1 turned out to pay its respects to the 25 year old at a ceremony in his hometown.

Family and friends, including many of his Formula 1 colleagues, turned out to pay their last respects to him. Nico Rosberg, Romain Grosjean, Lewis Hamilton, Jean-Eric Vergne, Felipe Massa, Max Chilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat, Roberto Merhi, Jenson Button, Pastor Maldonado, Marcus Ericsson, Nico Hulkenberg, Esteban Gutierrez & Sebastian Vettel were amongst those who gathered together to say goodbye, with some of the drivers also acting as pallbearers.

Two giant portraits of Bianchi in full racing gear adorned the walls either side of the cathedral’s main entrance while his coffin, with his No. 17 helmet resting on it, was carried from the hearse into the cathedral by a group of young drivers, described by Father Sylvain Brison as Bianchi’s “racing brothers”.

Source for more details and pictures here : http://formulaspy.com/formula-1/form...-in-nice-16857

Cheers!

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Crash data from Jules Bianchi's accident at the Japanese Grand Prix has revealed that the Frenchman suffered a peak deceleration nearly three times greater than initially thought.

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The results of the accident, published in an exclusive report in German publication Auto Motor Und Sport, revealed that Bianchi lost control at 213 km/h, and hit the crane at 126 km/h just 2.61 seconds later.

The car struck the crane at an angle of 55 degrees, with the nose digging under the rear of the recovery vehicle.

The car impact force was 58.8G, which would be normal for an accident against a solid object like a crash barrier.

However, the accident was made worse by the car being forced down as it went underneath the back of the crane.

Initial findings, taken from Bianchi's ear plugs, suggested he had suffered a 92G impact when this happened.

The FIA now believes, however, that his ear plugs slipped at the key moment to underestimated the actual force. It reckons he actually suffered a peak impact of 254G.

The FIA's key responses to the Bianchi accident were improved cockpit head protection for drivers, as well as the introduction of a Virtual Safety Car system to slow down cars in the event of circumstances like there being a recovery vehicle on track.
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The Formula One world united in tribute to Jules Bianchi with a one-minute silence ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
The drivers, joined by members of the Bianchi family, linked arms at the front of the grid to pay their respects to the Frenchman who died nine months after his devastating crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
The F1 grid, mourning the first death of their generation, laid down their crash helmets in the centre of an emotional huddle as the Hungarian national anthem played out.
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The FIA is after the ex. F1 doctor.
Gary Hartstein has been vocal over the safety breaches he alleges the FIA ignored when conducting the Bianchi investigation.
Here is the letter that FIA sent to him and his reply.
Posted on his blog and twitter.
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