‘Bianchi crash brought drivers together’


Felipe Nasr believes Jules Bianchi's tragic accident has united the F1 drivers "even more" in their desire to improve safety.

Last month the Frenchman died as a result of the injuries he suffered in last year's Japanese Grand Prix crash.

It was the first death resulting from a race weekend crash since Ayrton Senna was killed at the 1994 San Marino GP.

Nasr told Motorsport.com: "The accident with Bianchi left everybody shaken: the drivers, the category, and the FIA. I think it opened everyone's eyes and made everyone more alert.

"We are always trying to improve F1 in every aspect, and I think the drivers came together even more, since it happened.

"Since the accident a lot of things have changed. The Virtual Safety Car is working, for example.

"Now you can see it at the track for anything, if you have debris or a dangerous situation. The drivers are more aware, they have greater caution when it comes to safety."