gotta write safety manuals in red, unfortunatelyIs there any doubt that fueling w drivers out is the safest ? Any doubt that a min fueling time would also rate as very safe ? Enforcement would be very simple if only everyone had a phone w a camera !
so what is the argument against doing the most simple, most safe ,most enforceable and by far the cheapest option ?
especially if onlookers get hurt, even observer's in that brenthal video filming are too close, & lady at drivers door only t shirt on is in harms way, just looks like a matter of time rolling diceBaja is its own wild beast that no one wants to change . But races in Cali and Nevada could. It would affect race stradegies evenly. I can’t imagine the implications if a big firey chit show happens in front of the BLM at a race up here.
5 bonus points for year end championship for teams that attendI had
I had this idea 4 Years ago. We picked events that we had access to meeting areas and came up with several class ideas we wanted to share with off road. One was specifically fuel related discussing all the types and things to look for. Even had a few of the fuel experts on board to talk about it.
We started with a fire extinguisher training course at Parker and had 6 or 8 people show up. The response I got from many teams was they are all to busy on tech days.
We wanted to implement a rolling option of classes including:
stop the bleed
basic first aid and cpr
We were also looking to expand it for other classes for race volunteers for things like effective flag communication, and safety around race courses.
We also had a few companies and teams that were willing to offer swag to people that attended.
I will make an effort to start this again if there is an interest for team members free of charge To teams for the 2021 season.
simple scale will tell you how much juice is left after fillingThe channel for the sight tube is the weak link, it needs to be a simple cylinder shape. Lots of stuff sticking out of the top with not much protection for all of them.
The sight tube could still be installed but with a "shield" of some sort covering it.
And maybe three hose clamps on each end instead of just two.
golf??A good fast pit crew is an advantage racing and can mean the difference between winning and loosing. If you have a insightful pit crew you will loose minutes at the end of the day.
Fast pit stops is a part of racing culture if its to dangerous for you than stay home and watch a bunch of entitled bitches through a ball and and slap each other ass's all the while bitching they are some how repressed.
study Sir Jackie Stewart and f1 safety, now He was a fat thorn in f1 back in the dayIt's kind of disturbing how every time someone brings up something that is remotely safety related, there is always at least one person and usually several who's response is basically "Racing is dangerous so DGAF". The idea that people shouldn't bother thinking about how to be more safe because it's a dangerous sport is...dangerous. Hell, why make seat belts, helmets, window nets, etc mandatory? Back in the good old days everyone had open face helmets and crappy belts. If they die, they die right? Racing is dangerous so why bother trying to ensure that we are doing everything we can to protect both the very existence of the sport and the lives of our friends and families who do this as a hobby...
The sight tube has never failed and handles the pressure fine. It’s max 15psi and is a tube with 2 hose clamps. Maybe you guys don’t understand 15 psi. Your garden hose is 60-80psi
can’t say this any more clearly. When operated in the design envelope (under 15psi) the system is safe and has been proven over and over.
Show me one failure of a system that’s used properly.
I am all for making something better but you can’t deny that the system has proven itself and is safe. Unless of course you defeat the “safety”valve.
F1 has banned fueling during the races since 2010. They felt it was to dangerous And changed the dynamics of the race. Fueling can only be done in the garage area with a FIA approved single fueling system that is designed by a French company and is certified. I’m not sure how it works but I remember hearing about it chills the fuel? It might be pressurized because the use of electric pumps or any electronics in that area is banned for safety.Anyone know what F1 is using for 2021 fuel service?
F1 has banned fueling during the races since 2010. They felt it was to dangerous And changed the dynamics of the race. Fueling can only be done in the garage area with a FIA approved single fueling system that is designed by a French company and is certified. I’m not sure how it works but I remember hearing about it chills the fuel? It might be pressurized because the use of electric pumps or any electronics in that area is banned for safety.
But we should never compare F1 to desert racing, as desert racing is kid stuff compared to how F1 is operated.