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Why F1 must explore every safety option after F2 tragedy

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Why F1 must explore every safety option after F2 tragedy
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Sep 3, 2019, 10:33 AM

Although the tragic events of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend did not happen in the Formula 1 race, they served as a reminder that the world championship and the FIA are under constant pressure to balance competition with safety.

Anthoine Hubert's fatal Formula 2 accident at Spa unified an often divided community in the most painful circumstances. When Charles Leclerc dedicated his first Formula 1 victory to his friend, 24 hours after Hubert lost his life, it felt like the only fitting outcome to the Belgian Grand Prix.

But the ultimate tribute, and the only appropriate response, will be to ensure that something is learned and, though it seems so unlikely while the grief is still fresh, some good comes out of it.

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