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Don’t get us wrong–we all appreciate the value of safety features in our vehicles. Not only do they help prevent accidents from taking place, but just knowing they’re there can actually make a driver feel more secure when driving on the road. Of course, that’s not to say that everything’s …

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Sparco McLaren SP16+

McLaren Automotive is known for its continuous pursuit of light weighting technology. Following that thread, a must-have item for McLaren fans, racers and track-day drivers alike, the Sparco McLaren SP16+ is a race suit designed like no other. With the whole suit weighing at least 10 percent less than any …

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NASCAR’s (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired from racing last year after he failed to completely recover from a concussion in 2016. In an upcoming autobiographical book, he reveals that the 2016 incident was only the latest in a number of concussions he suffered over …

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FIA 8860-2018

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the world governing body for motorsports, has released a new helmet standard “that will bring about increased protection for racing drivers in all major championships” on the third and final day of the 2018 FIA Sport Conference held yesterday in Manila. According to the …

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Force India Havaianas

Sahara Force India has taken a page off of the McLaren F1 Team‘s marketing playbook as “the original flip-flop brand” Havaianas has been tapped as a sponsor, with the brand’s logo on the ‘halo’ cockpit protection equipment of its Force India VJM11 race car, making it look like the strap …

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McLaren Gandys Halo

The McLaren F1 team has found a company that will puts its name on the ‘halo’ cockpit protection equipment of its McLaren MCL33 race car, and it’s a company that started with flip-flops, or tsinelas as they’re known in the local parlance. Lifestyle brand Gandys supposedly started with a single …

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Valtteri Bottas

A couple of weeks from now and the 2018 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in, well, Melbourne, Australia. As is typical every season, changes are made to the cars as per regulations and for the 2018 season, one of …

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Ford Safe Cap

Ford Brazil’s Heavy Truck division is developing a driver’s aid that will help combat travel fatigue using a clothing accessory that’s synonymous with truckers: a trucker’s hat it calls the Safe Cap. At first, the Safe Cap looks like an ordinary trucker’s hat. However. it’s equipped with sensors that can …

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You only need to look in front of you–and no, it’s not your mobile phone. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, studies show that advanced and more functional infotainment systems installed in recent vehicles add the most distractions to drivers on the road. And take this — even the voice-activated …

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