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Helmet delays for several drivers as testing looms

A host of drivers on the Formula 1 grid may be without their official helmets for testing due to the FIA's new safety rules. Formula 1 has a new mandatory helmet standard for 2019 following a multi-year FIA project that included extensive military ballistic testing, in a bid to further improve driver head protection. And although all four current F1 helmet suppliers – Stilo, Bell Racing, Schuberth and Arai – were involved in the research and development phase for the new 8860-2018 standard, Arai has only passed part of the FIA's performance test and has not yet achieved homologation. According to Motorsport.com, Arai will not receive approval in time for pre-season testing...
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