Where's your head at?
Drivers in every category of motorsport share one common attribute: they wear a crash helmet. The race to make them as safe as possible never ends, as Charles Bradley finds out
As the old saying goes, if you've got a $5 head, get a $5 lid. Flippancy aside, it's improved helmet safety that saved Felipe Massa from a serious brain injury – or worse – in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying last year.
The technology that goes into the modern-day 'skid lid' costs quite a bit more than $5, but when you see how it stands up to a huge impact like Massa's, you realise it's worth every penny of the asking price.
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