Le Mans must avoid knee-jerk changes

Le Mans must avoid knee-jerk changes

Le Mans must look hard at its safety arrangements after the tragic death of Allan Simonsen, but any changes must be made wisely says Gary Watkins

Allan Simonsen's sad death will undoubtedly reopen the safety debate at Le Mans. In fact, it already has: I know drivers who are talking about petitions and such like in the wake of last weekend's 24 Hours.

Yet surely now is not the time for some knee-jerk reaction. A measured approach is required at the same time as a renewed acknowledgement that the Circuit de la Sarthe is always going to be a more dangerous place than your average race track.

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