Ultimate Racing Crashes explores the high tech, high-speed world of car and bike racing. By examining several renowned Formula 1, NASCAR and motorbike crashes, the episode offers a fascinating look at the history of the science and engineering used to sustain drivers in life-threatening impacts. The episode also chronicles vital measures taken by Formula 1 and NASCAR governing bodies to more effectively manage the safety of these highly dangerous, cutting-edge sports.
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