For the first time this weekend Rasheed Al Qemzi will use helmets made by the legendary brand Schuberth. The company was formed in 1922 and its products have been used in F1 motor racing now for more than twenty years.
Their helmets were originally popularised by F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who used the company’s products as world champion in the early 2000s. Schuberth helmets are currently being used by Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, and Sergio Perez.
The switch to Schuberth was introduced by Guido Cappellini who in his racing career used helmets made by Bell or Arai. The SP1 Carbon is an exclusive, autoclave cured, carbon fibre shell masterfully handcrafted to provide a unique helmet combining light weight, solid construction, and superior safety, in their iconic design.
Now for me the best is Schuberth. Although it’s incredibly strong it’s also much lighter, which means it will help Al Qemzi with the high G-Force in the turns. Less stress on the driver in the race is a huge advantage. Every SP1 helmet is produced in their own factory in Italy, by the same hands that produce the masterpiece helmets used by several F1 motor racing drivers.
Al Qemzi was full of praise for his new helmet.
It’s perfect, way much better than the last one. At first it took a little time to get used to it but I can move my head around so much easier so I can get better visibility without getting a sore neck.
The three-times UIM F2 World Champion will start the Lithuanian Grand Prix from seventh spot after narrowly missing a place in the shoot-out on the demanding Kupiškis circuit.
The course was too crowded, and it was exceedingly difficult to set a good time, but I’ll push hard in the race, and everything is possible.
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