Formula 1 Hyperhelmet
with active DRS
7 week project built using Solidworks CAD
What is active DRS?
(Drag Reduction System)
Active DRS is a feature in Formula 1 Racing that remotely opens & closes the rear wing of the vehicle in select "high speed" locations on the track. When a car is within one second of the car that it is chasing the rear wing will automatically open. This will increase the top speed of the chasing vehicle for a better chance of passing the vehicle in-front.
Rear Wing "Closed" DRS Off
Increases Downforce = Better Cornering
Rear Wing "Open" DRS On
Decreases Downforce = Top Speed
DRS Applied to Hyperhelmet Design
Cascading Wind Diffuser
When DRS is activated on the vehicle, a cascading diffuser is activated on the Hyperhelmet. This allows the airflow to streamline over the drivers head into the overhead air intake. Decreasing the air turbulence behind the drivers head which creates drag and slows down the vehicle.
Neck brace attachment points
DRS On = Top Speed
DRS Off = Better Cornering
Small air intake for driver ventilation
Air funnels allow directed air through the helmet to reduce lateral g-force & stabilize driver's head through corners
Current F1 Helmet
Retractable visor with the press of a button (In Animation Above)