In Yuey Tan’s 8th season in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, the thirty-four year old Singaporean driver has switched to the all new Schuberth SF1 Carbon helmet as he tries to defend his 2015 title.
“It really isn’t like me to comment on how great the racing equipment that we use is or not. Normally, helmets are helmets and gloves are gloves. The Schuberth SF1 is different though! It’s been something of a life changing experience for me! The Schuberth SF1 is really light and manufactured with the highest quality possible, making it one of the cheapest performance upgrades for drivers to improve their performance. With the massive g-forces we go through, having a lightweight helmet brings me a lot closer to put in a fantastic lap time on circuit!”
“If we lose weight in the helmet, the weight saving is multiplied when g-forces are applied. So over the pre-season, there is being much less work on my neck and this is good for performance over a race distance. Less tiredness means hopefully going forward in a little bit more of a hurry!”
The all new Schubert SF1 helmet is the second lightest race helmet ever made, only shafted off the top spot by the Stilio carbon helmet although the difference in weight is negligible. The Schuberth is also fully customisable from the interior pading so that it fits your head perfectly, and there are also a variety of colours available for the interior nomex material. The outer shell is slightly larger than most racing helmets though the way it fits combined with the weight makes the user forget quickly that it is a little bigger.
“I want to thank Dylan Yap, from Singapore’s leading online motorsport gear store Zoomzoomtown on sponsoring my helmets for the season. He is the man to go to if you want to get the best racing helmet ever made. Dylan has visited the Schuberth factory on three occasions, getting training on how to customise a Schuberth helmet for all of his customers!”
Zoomzoomtown are the official distributor of the Schuberth SF1 in Singapore and are experts in all things Schuberth. If you purchase a Schuberth SF1 from Zoomzoomtown, this also gives the buyer the opportunity to get their helmet painted by world renowned helmet designer and painter, JMD Designs. JMD is famous for doing the designs and paintwork for most of the Formula 1 grid, including drivers such as Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher. Orders to purchase, customise and paint a helmet from JMD will need at least 6-9 months of lead time depending if you want your helmet painted at the same time as Formula 1 at the start of the season. If this is the case, the wait is longer as high profile F1 drivers are priority over regular clients.
In addition to its long list of functional features, the Schuberth SF1 is also extremely pleasing visually, making it one of the best looking helmets ever made. With the likes of Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg and many others sporting Schuberth helmets in their careers, there is no shortage of fans for the highest quality racing helmet in the world.
“At first, I was a little uneasy about changing helmets as I have always worn Arai’s since the first day I stepped into a race car. Though I wish now I tried Schuberth as the first time I wore it in the car, I thought to myself; where have I been all of these years! I believe that there have been at least fifteen sold in Singapore so far. As one of the vital elements of motor racing, you can never spend enough on safety while also giving you performance! Similar to a lightweight thin racesuit to keep you cool and therefore your mind on the job, a lightweight helmet increases performances in just the same way.”
The Schuberth SF1 combined with design and paintwork by world renowned company JMD Designs retails for between SGD$14,000 – $16,000. Contact www.zoomzoomtown.com for details.