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Motorsport Safety Reseach Scholarship

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Thursday, April 23, 2015, In : Notifications 

Well, this is a bit new. If you are a doctor or engineer in training, are thinking about how to combine this with your interest in motorsport and you have somewhere between nine and eighteen months spare to fill with something a bit different, the FIA are offering a scholarship that you might want to think about.

Here's the deal. The FIA are looking to churn through their existing research and maybe get a few new projects going. So they are offering a scholarship position with the newly establ...

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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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