New F1 helmet safety standard to be introduced for 2019.

in #f13 years ago (edited)

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Under the new FIA 8860-2018 standard all helmets must withstand the following tests:

  1. Standard impact: Helmet impact at 9.5m/s. Peak deceleration on ‘driver’s head’ shall not exceed 275G.

  2. Low velocity impact: Helmet impact at 6m/s. Peak deceleration shall not exceed 200G with a maximum average of 180g.

  3. Low lateral impact: Helmet impact at 8.5m/s. Peak deceleration shall not exceed 275G.

  4. Advanced Ballistic Protection: A 225g metal projectile fired at 250km/h. The peak deceleration shall not exceed 275G.

  5. Crush: A 10kg weight falling 5.1 metres onto helmet. Lateral and longitudinal tests. The transmitted force should not exceed 10 kN.

  6. Shell penetration: A 4kg impactor dropped onto helmet at 7.7 m/s.

  7. Visor penetration: Air rifle fires 1.2g pellet at visor. Pellet must not penetrate the interior of the helmet.

  8. Visor coating: Transmitter test to ensure colouration and vision is not significantly changed or distorted.

  9. Retention system: Roll-off test and dynamic test to ensure strength of chin strap and its attachments.

  10. Chin guard linear impact: Impact test with full headform at 5.5m/s. The peak deceleration shall not exceed 275G.

  11. Chin guard crush: Hammer hits chin guard and measures ability to keep impact away from the head.

  12. FHR mechanical strength: Test to ensure high strength of attachment points for Frontal Head Restraints.

  13. Projection and surface friction: Test to ensure helmet surface uniformity and that friction is minimised. Shell surface also subjected to BARCOL hardness test for resistance to penetration.

  14. Flammability:

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