Welcome to the new issue of AUTO+ Medical, featuring the latest news from the world of motor sport medicine.
In our cover story we take a look at the use of brain imaging technology and how that is being used as the next frontier of performance for motor sport teams. Nissan is currently using this technology with its Formula E drivers to help improve lap time, and potentially could see crossovers with road car safety in the future.
In 2022 the World Rally Championship will be switching to hybrid engines for the first time. FIA Rescue Specialist Ian Dunbar examines the safety rules for rescue and medical crews worldwide and talks through the recent training course held by the FIA and rescue tool specialists Holmatro.
After finishing this year’s IndyCar season, Rinus Veekay discusses the biking accident that happened mid-season during training which forced him to miss a race. The Dutch driver broke his clavicle in his left shoulder and had to spend two weeks recovering.
Dr Michael Henderson talks us through his career in motor sport medicine, having recently been appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday honours list for his pioneering work in motor sport and road safety.
We hear from Dr Osman I?rez who worked as Chief Medical Officer at this year’s Formula One Turkish GP and Rally Turkey in the WRC. We get his views from the ground in Turkey for this issue.
Our scientific article is an observational study into motorcycle accidents on racetracks and how the vital and clinical signs of a rider are gathered within the first minutes.
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With very best wishes,
Dr Dino Altmann
President, FIA Medical Commission