Fatalities in motor racing: it could be much worse

Ayrton Senna crash
Ayrton Senna crash


Every time a crash in motor racing results in loss of life, it is easy to think that more attention should be paid to the safety aspects of the sport.

From Ayrton Senna to Ricardo Paletti some crashes have been so terrible that they've remained seared in the minds of viewers - and even nations - as distraught fans watched in horror as their idols lives' slipped away.