Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 8

1960 ' s : Gr aham Hil l ' s Hel met

Hel met of t he er a hist or y and Anal yzis

Fol l owi ng t he devel opment s of t he ' 50s , i n t he ' 60s many i mpor t ant modi f i cat i ons came : t he har d shel l became much st r onger , googl es / vi sor s got bet t er and i n 1967 Nomex , t he f i r e r esi st ant mat er i al , got i nt r oduced i n F1 as a mask f or t he head , and sui t f or t he body . I n t he 60 ' s engi nes became st r onger , car s became f ast er , t he open f ace hel met s qui ckl y became out dat ed r egar di ng saf et y : Jochen Ri ndt br oke hi s nose , Al an St acey di ed , and i f We can bel i eve t he spect at or s ' st or y , t he cause of hi s deat h was a bi r d f l yi ng i nt o hi s f ace at hi gh speed ( some sour ces st at ed t hat he became unconsci ous and dr ove of f t he t r ack , ot her s say he di ed i mmedi at el y ). As t he end of ' 60s came , f ul l f ace hel met s wer e near er t han ever bef or e , Dan Gur ney wor e one i n 1968 , but i t was not mandat or y , but mor e and mor e dr i ver s became convi nced t hat i t ' s saf er t han t he back i n t hen cur r ent concept .
Hel met of t he er a hist or y and Anal yzis 1960's: Gr aham Hil l 's Hel met Fol l owi ng t he devel opment s of t he '50s, i n t he '60s many i mpor t ant modi f i cat i ons came: t he har d shel l became much st r onger , googl es/ vi sor s got bet t er and i n 1967 Nomex, t he f i r e r esi st ant mat er i al , got i nt r oduced i n F1 as a mask f or t he head, and sui t f or t he body. I n t he 60's engi nes became st r onger , car s became f ast er , t he open f ace hel met s qui ckl y became out dat ed r egar di ng saf et y: Jochen Ri ndt br oke hi s nose, Al an St acey di ed, and i f We can bel i eve t he spect at or s' st or y, t he cause of hi s deat h was a bi r d f l yi ng i nt o hi s f ace at hi gh speed (some sour ces st at ed t hat he became unconsc H\[ݙHوBX\^HHHYHYH][JK\H[ق͌[YK[XH[Y]\HX\\[]\Y܈K[\^H܈HۙHH NM ]H\X[]܈K][܈H[[܈HH\X[YB۝HY]H Y\[HXH[\[ۘ\