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Old 06-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #779
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Originally Posted by gģeg View Post
fascinating article on F1 fuel tanks....
the tech is so very cool...

Thanks. The change in fire safety has happened in my lifetime, and it's been miraculous. I'm continually amazed when hard wrecks produce little or no fire.

Itís fair to say the biggest leap in F1 safety has probably been the advent of the flexible fuel cell. Flexible bags to house the fuel have been part of the regulations for decades, Thereís been no major fuel tank fire at an F1 race since Berger Imola crash in 1989 and no fire related deaths since Ricardo Palletti in Canada in 1982, or in testing with Elio De Angelis in 1986.

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