Formula One will never be able to rid itself of the dangerous side of the sport, according to three-time drivers' champion Jackie Stewart.
Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains unconscious and in a critical condition after sustaining head injuries in a collision with a recovery vehicle at Suzuka in October, although he was deemed well enough to return to his native France last month.
Stewart was instrumental in improving the safety of F1 during his career, and believes Bianchi's accident has helped bring the issue back into the spotlight.
"I think it's brought back to life to the reality of how dangerous motor racing is," he told Perform. "Of course there's people going to be killed, at some time or another we will have a fatality.
"Ferries sink, planes crash and so do buses. Sadly, they seldom happen once.
"So it's something that we must all be very, very aware of, but the safety element of it, for sure things are learned every time something like that happens, and it's a sad story that it has to be a fatality.
"In this case it's not a fatality, but he's still unconscious and he's still not at all in good shape.
"So something will be done to try and eradicate a similar incident occurring, but at the same time the drivers have to take some responsibilities, as well as those who continue to give the best medical facilities."