Coulthard calls for wing tethers

Thu, 13 September 2007, 01:28

Following his high speed crash at Monza last Sunday, David Coulthard has called on the FIA to introduce wing tethers.

All four wheels on a modern formula one car are tied with high strength material to the chassis, so they are less likely to break loose and strike either the driver, spectators or marshals in a crash.

Coulthard’s accident at the flat-out Curva Grande was caused by the front wing detaching and lodging underneath his Red Bull following contact with the rear of Giancarlo Fisichella’s Renault.

“It made me realise that if you put a tether, like we have on the wheels, on the front wing, (then) if the wing did come off, it stays with the car,” the Scottish veteran told Speed TV.

“If it goes under the car you lose the steering, and then you’re in the sh*t.”

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