Ecclestone insists F1 is safe

Bernie Ecclestone is confident F1 remains ahead of the pack in terms of safety.

The F1 chief executive was speaking after the death of Indycar driver Dan Wheldon in Las Vegas last week, and before Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli was killed on Sunday in a sickening crash at Sepang.

“What a horrible week for our sport,” said Team Lotus reserve driver Karun Chandhok late on Sunday.

Added his boss Tony Fernandes on Twitter: “People forget how dangerous a sport racing is.”

Ecclestone told the newspaper the Daily Mail that he is confident this weekend’s racing in India will prove F1’s safety record, with the sport not recording a driver fatality since 1994.

“In Formula One we do everything possible to secure the safety of the drivers and the spectators,” Ecclestone said.


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