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Some F1 drivers missing their approved helmets for testing

This could be one of the weirder issues with 2019 equipment. Some drivers will be without 2019 spec helmets after three of the four helmet suppliers for F1 have failed to meet the standards for all sizes. New rules have meant that helmets for 2019 must be stronger than before, reducing the chance of head injuries to drivers, but only Stilo have met all the requirements to reach homologation. Schuberth only has its medium sized helmets homologated, whilst Bell, who will supply as many as ten drivers, only has sizes from 56+. The most worrying supplier is Arai, who will not receive approval from the FIA before pre-season testing, meaning none of their customers will use the new spec helmets....
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