NASCAR star AJ Allmendinger has ruled out competing at the 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May and has vowed to never again step into the cockpit of a Verizon IndyCar.
Allmendinger competed in the CART championship as a team mate to Justin Wilson and speaking about IndyCar he stated:
The moment JThe basis of Indycar racing is open cockpit,ustin Wilson passed away I said ‘Never again’ The only way I would do it is if they put in a closed cockpit over the car and tested it and they thought that was a good direction in safety then I might think about doing it again.
Allmendinger’s idea of closed cockpit’s is something that is currently being looked into by Formula One and IndyCar with the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team actively seeking a solution suitable for closed cockpits.
The basis of Indycar racing is open cockpit, Stuff like that has always been more at risk to happen. But every form of racing is doing the job to make it safer.