SA racing legend Gugu Zulu would have turned 41 today

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WATCH: Straw bales to guard rails - the evolution of crash barriers in F1

2018-05-31 09:12

Robin Classen

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Since the days of straw bales and catch-fencing, Formula 1 has come along way in terms of safety during races.

During the early days of the sport, racers would be exposed to obstacles such as telephone poles, walls and trees.

WATCH: Past vs present - Is F1 racing still exciting?

Crash-barrier technology has vastly improved. Tecpro and tyre barriers as wells as guard rails have since become an integral part of racing, thus drastically limiting the amount of fatal crashes during a season.

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