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The FIA believe that the aeroscreen would not have protected Charles Leclerc even 10% as much as the halo did in his opening lap crash in Spa.
Toto Wolff has changed his mind on the Halo device after seeing the huge first lap incident in Spa which could have seriously harmed Charles Leclerc.
Halo graphics made their debut during free practice in Azerbaijan, and look set to appear more as the season goes on.
The FIA has announced that teams can mount their mirrors to the Halo cockpit safety device as long as it complies to the regulations.
Force India have followed McLaren’s lead by signing a flip-flop brand, Havaianas, to sponsor their Halo.
Charlie Whiting says fans will definitely know who is behind each Halo, they just need to look at the car numbers, helmets and cameras.
Halo and its arrival are set in stone, however, that hasn’t stopped Kevin Magnussen from voicing his displeasure over the cockpit protection device.
As the criticism over Halo continues, Jean Todt says he’s surprised by it all given that the drivers asked the FIA for head protection.
Relishing his high speed career, Sebastian Vettel says he welcomes Halo as safety outweighs aesthetics.
Apparently it is not just the asthetic of Halo that has Kevin Magnussen up in arms, he’s also unhappy with getting in and out of the car, chicanes and Eau Rouge.
Pierre Gasly’s opinion of Halo was sorely dented when the cockpit protection device ripped his race-suit during testing.
Ahead of its first official test, Kimi Raikkonen has declared that he is “happy” with how Halo has been integrated into the 2018 Ferrari.
Valtteri Bottas put in the first laps in the W09 at a wet Silverstone circuit on Thursday with his new Mercedes F1 car fitted with Halo.
Although Toto Wolff says driver safety needs to be looked at, the Mercedes motorsport boss could quite happily take a “chainsaw” to Halo.
Carlos Sainz believes it will take the drivers all of “20 laps” in testing to adjust to life with Halo.
Valtteri Bottas had no issues related to Halo during a recent race simulation in which the cockpit protection device was fitted to his W09.
Although Paddy Lowe supports the introduction of Halo, he says it has been a “challenge” dealing with the loads that it must be able to take while keeping the weight of the car down.
McLaren’s chief engineering officer Matt Morris says there were quite a few “heart-stopping moments” as McLaren’s Halo was put through its tests.
Teams will have some scope, although it is limited, to gain a performance advantage with Halo; that’s according to McLaren’s chief of aerodynamics Peter Prodromou.
Although Formula 1 has opted for Halo as its cockpit protection device, the FIA are keeping a close eye on IndyCar’s windscreen trials.
Force India admit getting Halo onto their 2018 car proved to be a “big challenge”, especially in keeping the weight down.