Justin Wilson of England adjusts his earplugs prior to practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, in this file photo taken May 17, 2012.REUTERS/Brent Smith
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The death of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has once again raised questions about the safety of motor racing and prompted calls for the introduction of closed cockpits.Wilson slammed into a wall after he was struck in the helmet by debris from another car he was following.The last driver killed in IndyCar was Wilson's fellow Englishman Dan Wheldon, who died in a fiery crash at Las Vegas in 2011, a year after he had won the Indy 500 for a second time.Wilson's accident was reminiscent of several other incidents when drivers have been hit by debris, sparking calls for the introduction of plastic canopies to create closed cockpits.In 2009, Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa was struck in the helmet by a spring from another car.
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