I think we've had a number of very close calls recently where drivers have left it very late to pull out from behind another car. We saw it on Sunday with Perez. He left it so late that even David Coulthard said he had to "hide under the table" it was that close. Webber's point is it's perhaps only a matter of time before there is another flip incident and we may not be lucky the next time it happens. And DRS introduces even more of a risk as the car behind can very quickly close on the car in front.
So should F1 wheels, perhaps only the rear wheels, be covered? I can't see it harming how the cars look too much, not that looks matter over safety. I guess the main issue would be designing some sort of cover that could withstand the front tyre strike and trying where possible to prevent a rapid puncture of the front tyre as a result. There would be aerodynamic issues too but nothing that they couldn't work out.
Edited by pRy, 12 September 2012 - 08:34.