Originally Posted by elp_jc
It's a miracle it wasn't worse indeed. Thirty four cars at 225+ MPH flat out on a freaking track designed for Nascar almost HALF THE SIZE of Indy500 was an accident waiting to happen.
For starters, those cars, just like F1 (which have much more downforce), shouldn't exceed 200 mph IMO, especially on an oval track with banked turns. I see some heads rolling over this. And/or some changes too. RIP DW. At least he died doing what he loved. And am sure didn't suffer one bit. I'd like to go out like that too... but hopefully later in life
. Good day gang.
It wouldn't be such a bad ending to this tragedy if it caused some serious changes within IndyCar in the name of safety. F1 changed after 1994 and hasn't had a death since. IndyCar's had four deaths since 1996.