W series Candidate Abbie Eaton F4 driver Christian Weir suffered a compression fracture, both after the car hijacked the sausage curb.
Their case was among several cases that led to the removal of the curb at the exit of Turn 2 for the Grand Prix itself.
Track restrictions continue to be a regular topic of conversation, but GPDA directors Vettel and Russell say support race incidents at Austin and other venues have sparked a debate about curbs.
“I’ve had two unnecessary injuries and I think we need to get rid of these sausage curbs,” said Vettel, who was asked by Motorsport.com about the Austin case.
“And I would rather have an endless conversation about track limits, and maybe you may be unhappy and you may be happy.
“I think we can find a solution to that, but the important thing is to find a solution for a broken back, which is to get rid of these sausage curbs.”
Russell confirmed that the GPDA was keen to discuss this issue.
“Globally, this is F1 and the FIA really needs to investigate. I think it happened in Monza because another pretty dangerous incident happened in Formula Regional,” asked Motorsport.com. He said when.
“So it’s like the GPDA is pushing really hard to the FIA to make improvements. I don’t know the exact injury to these drivers, but if someone breaks their back, this is that It is not accepted from such a simple off.
“That is, we want to live in a perfect world, but unfortunately it doesn’t exist. Curbs are put there to limit truck limits, but injuries, potential life-changing injuries. If you come at the expense of, it is unacceptable.
“Therefore, we need a better solution. It’s not a better compromise, it’s just a non-dangerous solution.”
Mexico City’s Turn 1 curb was removed prior to last weekend’s Grand Prix, but FIA F1 race director Michael Masi emphasized that each case needs to be considered individually.
“Our safety department is investigating all kinds of such incidents,” he said.
“This is a case-by-case basis, so for the rest of the year we’ll see where they are on a case-by-case basis. The Turn 8 stuff was very simple, like corner speeds.
“Looking at the composition of Turn 1/2 and how it is grass and everything else, it was decided to remove them. That’s what happened on Thursday.
“As we’ve always said, I think you need to consider everything on a case-by-case basis. They’re all very different styles, not what Austin and we had here. , Two completely different beasts.
“Therefore, on a case-by-case basis, we need to see where they are, how they work, and the entire scenario.”
GPDA asks sausage curb after Austin’s injury
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