Sean Gelael suffered a vertebral fracture in yesterday's F2 race, and it is reported that he will be out of racing for at least two weeks. Alex Brundle and others in the paddock report he suffered the injury on a sausage kerb.
We have seen some shocking accidents in the past decade because of sausage kerbs: Tereschenko at Spa in 2014; Heidfeld in Beijing in 2014; Peroni at Monza last year; these are just off the top of my head. Peroni had to sit the rest of the year out as a result of his injuries.
My questions are simple: why were kerbs which intentionally launch a car into the air introduced in the first place? What possible logic could justify the removal of grass and gravel from circuits on safety grounds, but deem sausage kerbs a suitable and safe solution? And, most pressingly, why have they not yet been removed?
Edited by Muppetmad, 16 August 2020 - 06:14.