The FIA approved flame-proof clothing, a move considered long overdue given the high number of injuries and fatalities in the sport


Wednesday 26th November 1958

The FIA approved flame-proof clothing, a move considered long overdue given the high number of injuries and fatalities in the sport. The Avon tire company were at the forefront of the developments, although the initial garments only worked if they were kept dry, so in rain or if washed they had to be treated again to be effective.


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