FIA homologation rules for drivers
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is the organization that regulates the most important motor racing competitions in the world and is also in charge of regulating the necessary safety measures that both circuits, cars and especially drivers must have.
Driver equipment is a key aspect of the FIA in its relentless quest to improve safety in motorsport. To this end, the FIA implements processes to ensure that the products used and used by competitors comply with the highest level of safety at all times.
The FIA works on three lines:
- Research and Development : The FIA works in partnership with the World Institute for Motor Sport Safety to develop standards that will be used by the industry to create the most advanced safety protection products.
- Product testing: Each product is tested to ensure that it not only meets FIA standards, but is also reliable and comfortable.
- Approval mark: The FIA approved label is placed on products only if they comply with
the FIA safety requirements.
Look for the hologram and the FIA label
FIA homologated products are easy to identify as they incorporate the official FIA hologram and / or product label.
Pilot clothing (Jumpsuit, Boots, Gloves, Underwear)
The insistence on wearing full (long) underwear and balaclava is the result of the long
experience and testing of the effects of fuel fires carried out by the FIA. There are currently two levels of approval.
FIA 8856 - 2018
(Mandatory for F1, WEC, WRC (P1) from 2020. From 2021 also mandatory for Formula 2, WRX, ERX and Cross-Country.).
All products homologated with the FIA 8856 - 2018 seal are valid for 10 years from their manufacture .
FIA 8856 - 2000
Its use is allowed for the rest of the championships until the end of 2028.