In a typical house, homeowners are always giving thought to try these top down blinds out to create a sort of privacy in their house. At the same time, to block shades of the sun that may cause glare. If compared to F1 races, these blinds are almost comparable to what driver’s helmets have, though its function is a bit more complex and the technology applied is quite advanced.
Not just for Protection
Engineers are using advanced engineering techniques that deliver impressive efficiency in order to develop these helmets. For F1 drivers, their helmet is equally important as to their kits and suits. After all, the protection and safety of racers are still the top priority. Drivers are racing at top speeds when their on track and competing against each other. On the other hand, to be able to avoid unforeseen situations, a visor plays a critical part of their helmet.
Racers got a visor connected to the helmet to improve its form and at the same time, to keep check on the safety of the driver. As time passes, the visors have undergone great development. For example, it now has removable layers and strips that offer drivers the opportunity to remove it whenever their vision starts to be blurry throughout the course of the race.
Formula One visors have been revolutionized since the time it was created. Now, its construction with its strips helps racers to be free from any obstructions while making it water-resistant. There’s also a 4-level transparent tear-off strip system that is applied on the visor, which is very useful in the event that the driver loses vision due to the spattering on the visor.
As the driver travels at more or less 200mph, it is inevitable that small objects or insects might hit the visor. These little things are actually bad news as they may lodge in car parts and eventually cause problems.
The design of helmets use a secret combination of different layers and ingredients. According to research, it contains some layers of epoxy resin, carbon fiber, magnesium, aluminum, titanium, polyethylene, Kevlar, polycarbonate as well as Nomex to resist fire.