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A history of race suits

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Musings and opinion 
Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

There's a summarised history of race suit development on the F1 GP website, that charts the transition from the cotton pants and shirt of the gentleman racer to the two-layer nomex with undergarments worn by today's speed demons. The article also names one Paul Trafford, a UK surgeon who has been involved in motorsports medicine for about 25 years and has worked alongside the likes of Sid Watkins and Terry Trammel. Traf has taken on th...
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Professor Sid Watkins retires from FIA Institute

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : Notifications 
Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

At the age of 83 and after 50 years of work with motor sports, Professor Sid Watkins has retired from his position as President of the FIA Institute, which was established in October 2004. He has been succeeded by Prof Gerard Saillant, the former Deputy President. Prof Saillant is, in turn, succeeded as Deputy President by Mr Gary Connelly, previously an executive committee member.

To mark Prof Watkins’ massive contributions to motor...
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