14:40 – The FIA’s Safety Commission has given the green-light to stronger helmets, set to be introduced in Formula 1 in 2019, along with enhanced biometric monitoring.

Amid the ongoing drive to increase safety standards in motorsport, head protection has become a focal point in recent years, due to a sequence of incidents and near-misses.

The most striking change comes with the introduction of the halo in Formula 1 and Formula 2 next year, with the device favoured over the canopy-style Aeroscreen and Shield systems.

The FIA has now approved the release of a “new top-end helmet standard (Advanced Helmet), which offers several safety improvements over the previous highest standard”.

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