duffygoofy wrote:wolfgang wrote:Regards to Jimmy Johnsons comments about Indy cars, AJ Foyt says his comments were stupid and Johnson knows nothing about Indy cars,nor has he ever driven one. AJ says the safety in Indy cars has a 99.9% survival rate and he has driven both Nascar and Indy and states the cars are a #### of alot safer than the days he drove them, Andretti pretty much says the same about survival rate.
THE ONLY THING I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY IN THE #### DOES INDY AND F-I STILL HAVE NO ROLL CAGE AROUND THE DRIVER AS THE FUNNY CARS AND DRAGSTERS DO
I think they are doing that for next year wolfgang. I heard that somewhere. I guess it takes a death to do anything.
there have been no plans to install roll cages on the indycars, that may change, but I highly doubt they would do that.
The new chassis have sidepods that protrude past the outer walls of the wheels to prevent wheel-lock, and the rears of the cars are designed to prevent lift-off in the event of one machine slamming into another.
Th roll bar behind the driver's head that were on the machines in the 60s, are still in there today....you just don't see them because they are hidden by the body, with the intake just directly behind it.
[Andretti called Johnson on Wednesday to discuss it, and Johnson clarified that he should have been specific about high-banked ovals. Las Vegas has progressive banking, and many IndyCar drivers expressed concern about racing on that kind of track.
Johnson called Foyt after he spoke to Andretti, and said he's also had conversations with Dario Franchitti, Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Will Power, Oriol Servia, Paul Tracy, Marco Andretti and IndyCar chairman Randy Bernard about his comments. He said all understood what he meant, and all supported him. from espn.com]