Before writing any ill-considered comments, I think it is best for people to consider the following. It is less than 24 hours since Daniel Wheldon died. The Internet may move at a frantic pace but writing stories suggesting that this would have saved Wheldon’s life or that this is being done or that is being done, or that closed cockpits are the future.
There may be one or two people in the IndyCar world that have had an insight into exactly what happened or why, but that is certainly not public information at this stage and until the proper investigations are completed it is ludicrous for anyone to claim that they think they know what is needed, or what can be done (if anything) to make sure that the same sort of thing does not happen again.
In the modern era, much of this work is done by scientists, using the data available from the cars and advanced computer modelling to examine and then develop solutions to problems.
So, before we start being too clever, let us have a little time to mourn Dan and not start discussions about which none of us are qualified to speak.