Restart = bang again
All of this is impossible for a man of my age.
I grew up watching motorsport in the 1970s when it was contested almost entirely by certified nutcases with a death wish & safety regulations were confined to wearing a condom in case the groupies weren't on the pill. & that was mostly ignored.
They'd turn up hungover, or often even still half pissed from the night before's champagne & brandy session, chop out a quick line to clear the head while getting sucked off in the pit lane by a highly suspect Brazilian go-go dancer with a 2ft afro.
Then it's 180mph into a bend & the next thing you see is them hauling themselves from burning wreckage, legging it across the width of the track encased in a halo of burning petrol before being rugby tackled to the ground by 2 track marshalls with a fireproof blanket.
2 months & 4 skin grafts later they're back on the starting grid with their face fixed to their skull with bits of blu tac & extra thick gloves so they can grip the steering wheel without passing out from the pain of the weeping 3rd degree burns on their palms & fingers.
Lewis Hamilton my arse.
Jimmy Hunt would have ****ed his mum & let him watch.
It's basically a societal thing. Nobody was overly concerned with safety in any arena up until the late 90s. Believe me I worked on enough construction & demolition sites to know!I know this post was in jest but I've raced motorcycles since the mid 70's and I look back now at what passed for safety at most of circuits we raced at right up until the late 80's early 90's and at times I really think I got away very lightly from some of the crashes I had. Things are so much better now than they were but that restart after the safety car was a complete cluster. The powers that be must address that type of situation.
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