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Understanding Formula 1: Helmet

Racing | November 26th, 2008 by 2

We’re continuing the Formula 1 video series with a new episode today covering the F1 driver’s helmet. One of the most important safety devices in …

We’re continuing the Formula 1 video series with a new episode today covering the F1 driver’s helmet. One of the most important safety devices in Formula 1, the latest generation helmets offer the highest protection to the drivers. 

The latest Formula One helmets are massively strong, and also considerably lighter, now weighing approximately 1.25 kg, but I will let Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica tell you more about his F1 helmet.

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  • Clara

    Lots of good info there. Why do they use different helmets, is it just the driver’s choice?

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Clara: Driver’s choice, head shape, etc…etc…

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