The tragic loss of Dan Wheldon in a horrific Indy Car crash in Las Vegas has prompted lots of discussion about motorsport safety. More specifically the safety of open-wheel race cars.
Even before the crash there has been talk of using enclosed, fighter jet style canopies on Formula 1 cars in order to better protect drivers from debris and accidents. One needs to look no further than Felipe Massa's scary incident a couple years ago to see the safety benefit closed cockpits could provide.
At the same time, many fans believe open cockpits are defining features of F1 and Indy Car, giving fans a unobstructed view of the driver and adding a sense of "purity" to the sport.
For this week's poll we thought we would ask the Speedhunters community for their thoughts on the issue.
Should open-wheel race cars introduce closed cockpits to better protect drivers?