Formula 1 drivers’ union boss says every team should be looking at cooling seats

The head of Formula 1’s drivers’ organisation says the Qatar Grand Prix proved that there is a heat-related limit for the human body in the sport. Several drivers needed medical attention after the race for either dehydration or heat exhaustion. Wurz said: “My initial thoughts revolve around lessons from other categories which have shown heat as a limiting factor for drivers. Wurz said this was not the first time conditions had pushed drivers to the limit, and admitted that it was part of the sport. Wurz, a former F1 driver who has also won Le Mans twice, said it would be wrong to characterise the problem as one of fitness. Wurz said: “I had heat issues in race cars myself, and at times some of my colleagues and I believe that in the old days it was harder.

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