Italian Grand Prix: ‚I’d rather F1 be boring and bring Hubert back‘, says Sebastian Vettel

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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says he’d rather Formula 1 be boring if it could bring the French driver killed in a Formula 2 crash in Belgium last weekend, Anthoine Hubert back.
Hubert, 22, died after suffering a 170mph impact on Saturday from the automobile of American Juan Manuel Correa in Spa.
Four-time world winner Vettel, part of the Grand Prix Drivers‘ Association, says safety must be improved.
„I think there’s things we could do better and improve,“ he said.
Last weekend crash has been investigated by the FIA, while police have, impounded the car belonging to Giuliano Alesi, before crashing to the obstacles, the driver who Hubert avoided.
After suffering a spinal injury and legs during the support 22, correa was moved to intensive care of Britain.
The conversation over security in motorsport comes only five races later F1 was tagged as“dull“ following an uneventful French Grand Prix in June.
„Many folks believe Formula 1 is too safe and too boring,“ Vettel included at a news conference earlier this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
„But I would rather have dull Formula 1 championships eternally and deliver Anthoine backagain.
„To some extent it [danger] is part of motor racing – it is part of the excitement – but obviously the last few years have been a wake-up using the passing of Jules [Bianchi] and now Anthoine.
„What happened could not be worse. I think it will be examined in a manner that’s right and exactly what everyone would expect but we need to have a picture of a good deal of elements also to draw any conclusions is probably not appropriate.
„I’m a fan of carrying races at Spa because it’s a great track that has a terrific history and a lot of the corners are unique, but for certain after what happened we need to get a very close look and take a while to understand exactly what happened.“
Roland Ratzenberger and ayrton Senna were the last drivers to expire in 1994 during an F1 race weekend at Imola. There was not a different driver fatality at F1 before 2015 when Jules Bianchi died nine months after suffering severe head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Western Grand Prix.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc dedicated his win from Spa for his former friend and rival Hubert, and stated he had been aware of the dangers involved in racing,“it’s always a shock when something like this occurs“.
Leclerc included:“Anytime you proceed at that rate it will remain dangerous. On the other hand, each time I’m entering the car I am going in with exactly the identical mindset, and I think we all are trying to do that .
„When you are getting in your car you’re attempting to be in the zonetrying to consider what you have to do and you need to race as hard as possible to finish as high as possible.“
The use of asphalt run-off areas has also been questioned in the days after the crash of Hubert, with some arguing that traps would restrict the risks drivers are ready to shoot and also possibly prevent a vehicle.
„Some of it’s true, the Tarmac run-off places do encourage people to keep pushing because it doesn’t have a direct consequence,“ explained Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg.
„There always needs to be the perfect balance somewhere, and maybe we ought to have some customised solutions for corners such as Eau Rouge in the manner that we don’t really see that corner until you come up the mountain.“
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