"No one puts a gun to our heads and makes us do this," Kanaan said. "We're not rich, [and] we certainly won't starve if I don't do this, but I do it because I can't live without it."
"We have open cockpits, we are exposed to what happened to Justin every single day we are in the car," Tony Kanaan, who leads the IndyCar driver council, told The Associated Press on Monday. "Until the entire world - FIA, IndyCar, Formula One - until they come together and find something to help that, this is the danger we face. It's the unfortunate risk of our product."