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The value of preparation and pushing for safety

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, In : Musings and opinion 

There is no doubt that Romain Grosjean’s crash at this weekend’s Bahrain F1 GP was anything other than terrifying. That he was able to effectively walk away with no more than burns to his hands and ankles is amazing when you watch the footage of what happened.


His survival is down to two things - the evolution of safety equipment, in particular the Halo device, and the presence of a dedicated medical and rescue response (and the use of the word dedicated is deliberate and two-fold).

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New name for the ASMMR

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Notifications 
Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Monday, March 19, 2012

The Australian Society for Motorsport Medicine and Rescue was set up in an attempt to bring together physicians, paramedics and rescue specialists who take their skills to motorsport events. The aim was and still is to share medical and motorsport information and experience amongst all practitioners, newcomers and established.

However, while the title was created somewhat tongue-in-cheek, it is probably a little austere and doesn't exactly...
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