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Formula 1: the suit and the helmet, the exceptional anti-fire armor

2020-12-01T01:03:28.073Z

DECRYPTION - From head to toe, each pilot wears "armor" whose value is around 11,000 euros.Since Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at Imola in 1994 causing a general awareness of the discipline, Formula 1 has not only made progress in improving the structure of the cars. The pilot's equipment has also been considerably improved in order to protect the body from the risk of fire even if these have become extremely rare in the 21st century. The aces of the steering wheel are thus equipped wit



Since Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at Imola in 1994 causing a general awareness of the discipline, Formula 1 has not only made progress in improving the structure of the cars.

The pilot's equipment has also been considerably improved in order to protect the body from the risk of fire even if these have become extremely rare in the 21st century.

The aces of the steering wheel are thus equipped with the very best in terms of high technology in the field.

We use materials similar to those used in aviation by fighter pilots.

Formula 1 also plays a role of laboratory for Mr. Everybody

”, explains Franck Lagorce, F1 driver at Ligier in 1994.

From head to toe, each athlete wears "armor" the value of which, if we add all the elements, is around 11,000 euros.

The helmet (and its anti-fire hood), made of several layers of carbon and kevlar in particular, meets extremely strict robustness standards

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Source: lefigaro

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