Jacques Wadiche sent a message to Bernie Ecclestone that said:
Dear Mr Carey,
I am a Professor of Neurobiology conducting experiments that test the hypotheses of how professional drivers make race-time decisions. Our team follows the work of Lima et al., 2020 (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-68423-2#Ack1) at the cellular level.
I am writing to request limited access to F1 team members and/or drivers during the US F1 Grand Prix in Austin, Tx. We would like to briefly interview these parties to limit some of the inherent assumptions we may use during ongoing experiments.
Our multidisciplinary team includes cellular physiologists, human fMRI and EEG scientists, and theoreticians from two universities. Two of our lead scientists plan to attend the US Grand Prix in late October 2021. We would ask that the FIA allow us access so that we may ask brief questions as well as observe the preparation preceding a race.
In addition to submitting this work to a professional, peer-reviewed journals, we are working with our respective universities to implement our results to teach undergraduates, graduate and medical students .
I look forward to your reply,
Anastasios Tzingounis PhD
Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
Jacques Wadiche PhD
Professor of Neurobiology
University of Alabama Birmingham Medical School
Birmingham, AL 35294