Drivers to wear glove sensor in 2018

Valtteri Bottas, Austrian GP 2017

Valtteri Bottas, Austrian GP 2017 

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F1 drivers will wear a biometric sensor in their gloves from 2018.

Austria's Osterreich newspaper said the FIA wants to be able to monitor life saving data thanks to a three millimetre sensor sewn into a glove.

Initially, the sensor will monitor the driver's heart rate and oxygen in the blood, which will allow the governing body to know how the driver is in the case of a serious crash.

"For a little information, you can deduce quite a lot from it," said medical car driver Alan van der Merwe.

"You can change what you are doing in a rescue scenario based on that one metric."

(GMM)

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