Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 21

Hel met of t he er a hist or y and anal yzis 1990's: Mika Hakkinen's hel met Aer odynami cs became ext r emel y used i n For mul a 1 when t he '90s came. So ext r eme, t hat even hel met s st ar t ed t o get desi gned by t hei r dr ag i n mi nd! Hel met s had a l i t t l e f r ont wi ng, and a r ever sed wi ng pr of i l e at t he r ear and t he si de t o push t he hel met down at hi gh speeds, ot her wi se, t he hel met shape woul d gener at e upwi nd, whi ch i s not desi r ed and coul d be even har mf ul . Fur t her mor e, t o spar e as much wei ght as possi bl e, l i ght wei ght mat er i al s st ar t ed t o be used dur i ng t he hel met 's const r uct i on phase! To i mpr ove vent i l at i on smal l l i ds wer e pl aced at t he f r ont sect i on of t he hel met , gi vi ng mor e oxygen f or t he dr i ver .