Whenever I mention these needs, most people assume such services must already exist in a sport as potentially dangerous as motor racing. They think that, all these things—safety barriers, warning lights, fire-fighting equipment, first-rate medical facilities—would naturally be available in such a professional, commercial and heavily capitalized sport. And they are always surprised when I explain that in most cases these safety features are not at all available. The people who should be responsible for modernizing the safety facilities in racing are the people who run it: the track promoters, the automobile clubs, the governing bodies, the constructors and the drivers themselves. Safety has been neglected partly because the organizers have been bad businessmen. Or have been blind. Or have been irresponsible. The drivers are eager to help, and if they cannot get what they need by request, they may have to get it by demand. I can think of a long list of drivers who would still be racing today if proper safety facilities had existed. I hope we do not have to experience any more tragedies before racing starts thinking about safety.