Schumacher calls for spectator safety

Michael Schumacher has called for Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, to take urgent action to prevent airborne cars from flying into spectators

Schumacher calls for spectator safety

The double world champion believes airborne racecars - often a result of wheel-to-wheel contact - pose the biggest danger to the sport.

The Ferrari star claims the FIA should introduce tyre protection to stop cars going into packed grandstands.

Speaking to The Express, Schumacher said: "To have cars airborne I see as the most significant danger, not only for the driver but for spectators.

"If a car starts to be airborne it is very difficult to control and know which direction it's going to go in. One day it's going to go into the crowd.

"That is something the FIA has to get sorted out. We are paid to some degree to accept the risk but we also try to minimise that as well.

"But for spectators it's a different matter. Every year we discuss this with the FIA and every year they're reluctant to do these changes."

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