The FIA made changes to the Formula One helmets adding a Zylon strip after Felipe Massa's 2009 crash. That safety change may have kept Max Chilton from severe injury at the Nurburgring.
Jul.10 (GMM) Max Chilton can thank the FIA's latest safety standards after returning home uninjured from the German Grand Prix.
It is reported that, following the track worker's death in Canada and the injuries to the FOM cameraman in Germany, Chilton was lucky to escape without an injury last weekend.
Whiting will reportedly send the British driver's helmet to be analysed by the FIA Institute, after debris flicked up by another car - probably a pebble - struck the new bullet-proof Zylon strip that runs above the drivers' visor.
The Zylon strip was introduced following the near-fatal injuries to Felipe Massa in 2009, when the Brazilian was struck on the face with a spring in Hungary.