After halo, FIA ready to provide drivers with another safety tool - Iforsports

After halo, FIA ready to provide drivers with another safety tool

In the latter half of last year, it was reported by many media outlets that the glove developed by FIA will include a 3mm sensor which will help feed lifesaving data to the medical team to help in the event of a serious crash.

Now, it appears like this is finally ready after Germany’s Sport Bild has confirmed that the glove will be ready for 2018, even though it will not be made mandatory until next year.

“We asked ourselves how we could use state of the art technology to help our medical team and therefore the drivers,” confirmed FIA’s Laurent Mekies.

“The drivers are very supportive of this move to improve safety.”

Explaining how utility of the glove, Mekies said, “If you know whether the driver is moving and breathing, you can make quite different decisions.  For instance, does the car have to be moved quickly to access the driver, or can the recovery be done more cautiously?”

FIA’s decision to enhance driver safety has come on the back of the most recent development of banning grid girls from the sport.

“We feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms,” said F1 commercial boss Sean Bratches.

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