F1 should consider bringing in enclosed cockpits for driver's safety: Claire Williams

Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams is reportedly of the opinion that Formula One should consider bringing in enclosed to improve driver safety in light of Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's recent Japanese Grand Prix crash.

ANI| Updated: Oct 09, 2014, 09:47 AM IST
F1 should consider bringing in enclosed cockpits for driver's safety: Claire Williams

London: Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams is reportedly of the opinion that Formula One should consider bringing in enclosed to improve driver safety in light of Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's recent Japanese Grand Prix crash.

Bianchi suffered severe head injuries after his car hit a recovery vehicle in Sunday's race and is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Williams said that they have to look at all the options available, whether it's an enclosed cockpit or not, but added that she thinks those conversations need to go on behind the scenes, The BBC reported.

Williams said that safety is always paramount so they have to find ways to ensure that their drivers are as protected as possible.

Williams believes safety in Formula One has moved on hugely since the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994. She said that the sport is dangerous at times, but added that a lot of work has been done behind the scenes in the past 20 years since Ayrton died at Imola in 94.

Williams also said that the FIA and the event organisers need to do a full analysis into the accident that happened on Sunday and thinks that everyone's concern in the sport at the moment is with Bianchi and his recovery.