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Video: SENNA – 1991 German Drivers’ Briefing

Submitted by on April 18, 2012

Érik Comas 1991 German Grand Prix

“The best decision is my decision.”

During practice for the 1991 German Grand Prix, Érik Comas went into the tyre wall at the second chicane, ending up on his roof and scattering tyres – some from his car, some from the wall – across the circuit.

Senna had been in a similar incident in the final corner of Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, while qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix a few rounds previous. The concern was that the tyre walls would throw the car up into the air and potentially flip it.

Amidst concerns for the safety of the drivers, Senna raised the issue with race director Roland Brunseryade and FIA President Jean-Marie Balestre in the drivers’ briefing. A heated debate followed, which you can check out in this clip from SENNA.

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