why should pointing out facts be considered patronizing, as has been pointed out the safety side is a real revelation and as you say envied, but the radio is one of many things making the racing so sterile on occasions that an episode of the clangers is more exciting. life without danger is a poor excuse for living. what mad max & poison should understand is there is a world of choice out there. they should sit for a couple of days and watch moto gp , power boats. nascar and see the levels of excitement that can be drawn from sport with a noise button, it might show where we are losing out, i dont want to see dead pilots but i dont want to watch mr whippy`s ice cream van jostling for the best corner pitch either.