Tradition is no argument against canopies
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Tradition is no argument against canopies

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'Tradition' is often used as an argument against change in all walks of life, but it shouldn't be the deciding factor in the open-cockpit motorsport debate, says EDD STRAW

In the wake of Justin Wilson's tragedy, it's natural for people to grasp for solutions to prevent a repeat. Given the circumstances, that means cockpit canopies are again being talked about.

How greater head protection is introduced in open-wheelers, if it it comes to that, will be dictated by the science, which is more complicated than many appreciate. But let's zero in very closely on one specific aspect of the debate: tradition.

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