HANS Device: Saving Lives in F1 (explained)

How does a HANS device work and why are they compulsory in F1 – racing driver, Scott Mansell explains.

HANS stands for “head and neck support” and that’s exactly what it does – it helps keep the head, neck and thorax moving together in the event of a frontal crash.

Scott uses HANS device crash test footage so clearly show why wearing a HANS device is compulsory in F1 and modern motorsport.

HANS, otherwise known as FHR (frontal head restraint), are usually made from a carbon material.

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