Racing Suits with Nomex® — Protection at 300 kph
Performance and confidence — racing professionals can't have one without the other. That's why they wear racing suits made of DuPont™ Nomex® fiber.
It manages extreme heat, yet still delivers incredible comfort, style, and durability — giving them the performance only Nomex® thermal technology can provide.
Racing suits and apparel made of Nomex® fiber help play a pivotal role in providing the valuable seconds racing professionals need to escape fires that result from both on-track collisions and pit accidents. And this protection is long-lasting. Whether it is found in protective suits, underwear, socks, or gloves, the exceptional flame-resistance provided by Nomex® fiber cannot be washed out or worn away.
When they're speeding around the track at 300 kph, the last thing racing professionals want to think about is the effectiveness of their flame-resistant protection. They just want to know that it will keep them safe from harm in case an accident happens. That's why 95 % of racers around the world wear suits and apparel made of Nomex®.
The Nomex® protection racing professionals wear
DuPont is proud of its innovations that enhance the high-performance world of professional racing. For more than 40 years, DuPont™ Nomex® fiber has been an industry leader in providing thermal protection against the ever-present danger of fires at the racetrack. That's why almost all of the drivers competing in Formula 1, NASCAR, IRL, NHRA, CART, and IRHA events wear flame-resistant racing suits made with Nomex®. And they're not alone. Nearly all the pit crews, rescue teams, and track officials who work in the presence of potential fires also depend on Nomex®, because it helps protects them from intense heat and flame and provides the valuable seconds they need to escape fires.
Simpson Racing Apparel
Sparco Racing Uniforms
On November 10, a film crew from CNN visited the DuPont Innovation Center in Meyrin, Switzerland, to film an interview with EMEA business leader Jean-Michel Gauthier, which included a demonstration of the DuPont™ Thermo-Man® testing unit, for The Circuit, CNN’s monthly 30-minute Formula 1 show. Watch the demonstration of a burn test of a Formula 1 garment made with Nomex® in comparison to a burn of a flame-resistant cotton garment.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
DuPont™ Nomex® fibers are heat- and flame-resistant, and are used in protective fabrics, garments, insulation, and other high-performance applications to help provide protection to millions of people and processes worldwide.
FR Clothing Made with Nomex®
Workers in a wide variety of industries who face the risk of fire hazards on the job use FR clothing made with Nomex® fiber for proven protection against intense heat and flames.