The Medical Causes of Racing Deaths and Resulting Race Car Improvements

Fire as a cause of race car driver death

Fire is an obvious cause of race car driver deaths, but this is extremely uncommon. Modern fuels, fueling equipment, race car fuel cells, and car designs have seen deaths from fire become a thing of the past. Fires do injure persons in the pits and occasionally fans, but regulations are always updated and safety measures increased annually to decrease the incidence of all fires in and around race cars and the race track.

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