[VIDEO] Mobil 1 The Grid: Safety First – How Corvette Lead Innovations In Racing


[VIDEO] Mobil 1 The Grid: Safety First - How Corvette Lead Innovations In Racing

Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Corvette Racing one of the premier racing organizations on the planet and while fans like to call attention to the multiple Le Mans wins or class championships over the last 20+ years, the team is also well-known for its innovations in driver safety.

Our friends at Mobil 1 the Grid take a closer look at how the Corvette team maintains its safety-first philosophy.

Corvette Racing has led the way in helping keep their drivers safe, and each major crash is an opportunity to review the data and determine if any changes to the safety protocols need to be implemented.

Corvette Racing’s Team Owner Gary Pratt says “It’s been a great partner with Chevrolet and every time we come up with something they’re all in, especially on the safety side and the engineering side we tend to be leading-edge: Our seats were not adjustable, we thought that was a safety issue – now it’s against the rules to have an adjustable seat. We added the leg boards for the drivers ten years ago or so. So we’re way ahead. We want the guy coming home with no problems. That’s been a number one goal.”

[VIDEO] Mobil 1 The Grid: Safety First - How Corvette Lead Innovations In Racing

From Mobil 1 the Grid:

Mobil 1 The Grid heads to the US to find out how Corvette Racing have been making racing safer for their drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. We talk to drivers and crew chiefs about two decades of technology and safety innovations.

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  1. They pioneered air conditioning for the closed cars to reduced the heat exhaustion of the drivers. It was so advanced I used to get calls from European teams trying to get information for their cars.


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