Whitmarsh: F1 needs to rethink mirror rules
Whitmarsh believes the rules regarding mirror dimension need to be looked at, following the latest clash between Hamilton and Massa. Hamilton claimed that he could not see the Ferrari behind him as they ran into each other at Suzuka. "By comparison to the old school of 20 years ago, they are big," said Whitmarsh. "But in terms of vibration, probably we don't do enough."
11 October 2011 - Source
jackie Jackie Stewart
Mirrors, while obviously standard on any road-going vehicle, are also an essential tool in the modern F1 driver's formidable arsenal of safety equipment. Any successful driver must combine an ability to see what's coming down the road, with what lies behind. Spatial awareness must be honed to the finest degree to ensure the most expeditious route to victory, but above all to ensure safety. Remember, Mirror then Manoeuvre.