How the 'single biggest' motorsport safety step was made

How the 'single biggest' motorsport safety step was made

In recent years, the HANS device has become commonplace in motorsport. But it wasn't initially greeted with open arms. This is the story of a major safety breakthrough and the man who pioneered the life-saving equipment

Bob Hubbard should be rightly remembered for the huge contribution he made to safety in motorsport. Particularly as the 25th anniversary of the dark weekend that was the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix approaches.

Along with his business partner and pioneering HANS user Jim Downing, American professor Hubbard worked for years to get the device accepted, often in the face of scepticism and open hostility.

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