Video: Low noses still dangerous

Author of the article: , published on November 2, 2013.


Both in Formula One and the GP2 series, the rules that dictate the low noses of race cars came into force last year. Such a design should, at least theoretically, reduce the likelihood that a car will "climb" on another car in a side-on collision.

Due to the low noses, the race cars are considered by many to be uglier, and today's accident of the accompanying GP2 series in Abu Dhabi raised questions about the practical effectiveness of such a form, with a major role played by the low and rounded side of the car.

Jon Lancaster and Tom Dillman collided with the front wings of the Lancaster race car jammed behind Dillman's helmet.

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