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Old 10-02-18, 00:20
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Mine have been things like "we need to be able to see your eyes through the visor" while wearing the same type of Iridium visor that most of the F1 grid use. Or your chinstrap is frayed, no its not it is just dirty...and so on.
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Checked with MSA Technical and in their opinion the Sparco one I pictured is not legal under J5.7.1 because of the reflex angles in the upper rim.
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We have two styles of steering wheel that I think fall foul of the MSA rules, but are both FIA approved.
I need to speak to the MSA to see if they are allowed, or can be approved if not.


I suspect both of these should fail under J5.7.1 as well then,
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I suspect both of these should fail under J5.7.1 as well then,
We'll find out soon, I'm just waiting on a reply from them.
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They are approved by the FIA ? my gast is flabbered by the MSA....
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Old 12-02-18, 14:18
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Alex, I like the style of your steering wheels.Any device which has a button for "drink" get my support.
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Alex, I like the style of your steering wheels.Any device which has a button for "drink" get my support.


Emails to the MSA continue.
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Old 16-02-18, 15:21
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Update

Firstly, I was wrong. There is no FIA approval standard for steering wheels.

2. This is the MSA reply verbatim re J5.7.1:
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the intention of regulation J5.7.1 is to prevent “cow horn” style wheels and wheels with “pointy” angles that could cause injury in the event of an accident
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I cannot see an issue with either of those steering wheels. The wheels shown have gentle radiused angles or very shallow angles that in my view would not cause a hazard
One final point:
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Note however, that these steering wheel and others of a similar type should only be used in suitable vehicles, where the maximum steering input angle would be roughly 180 degrees.
So fine for single seaters, but not rally cars.

I can't fault the MSA, they have been very helpful in this instance.
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Err, there are reflex angles on the wheels. How can they say yours are OK with reflex angles and the Sparco one is not? As Adrian Newey and others have proved over the years it is about what is written in the rules and not the spirit of the rules.
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