Before last Saturday, helmets only really made the headlines when a driver decided to sport a new livery or auction one for charity. But Felipe Massa's dramatic accident during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix brought driver safety - and in particular the great strides made in helmet design over the past few years - into much sharper focus.
As Massa's reassuringly rapid...»
The revised McLaren MP4-24 had looked threatening at the last round, and in Hungary it got to bare its teeth, as Lewis Hamilton stormed to his first win of 2009. Coupled with Heikki Kovalainen's fifth place, it meant the team scored as many points in one race as they had in the previous nine combined.
But as the men from Woking prospered, it was a tougher day for the key title...»