The latest issue of AUTO+ Medical, the International Journal of Motor Sport Medicine, has launched with a look at the work of medical personnel involved in land speed record attempts.
AUTO+Medical spoke to Dr Ian Roberts about his role with the FIA’s Land Speed Records Commission and discovered how medical teams work to protect drivers taking part in speed runs from high-profile projects such as the Bloodhound Supersonic Car to the unsung heroes of lower level missions.
Elsewhere in this issue, Dr Kelvin Chew explains his responsibilities as Chief Medical Officer for the Singapore Grand Prix and discusses what changes he would make to improve motor sport medicine.
In the driver interview, Formula E’s Nick Heidfeld explains the wrist injury he sustained in the 2015 Putrajaya ePrix and outlines how he made a comeback later that same season after undergoing surgery.
In the first of a new series of articles that will feature different pieces of kit used by motor sport doctors around the world, AUTO+ Medical examines video laryngoscopes.
The scientific paper, which was led by Deputy CMO for Rally Australia and Assistant CMO at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Dr Matthew Mac Partlin, studies the topic of resuscitation from the perspective of medical motor sport personnel.