Grosjean ‘not at all in favour’ of Halo

Date published: July 28 2016

Romain Grosjean says he will accept it if Formula 1 votes to introduce Halo, but given a choice he would rather than sport didn’t.

Formula 1’s Strategy Group will meet on Thursday to discuss Halo and whether it should be brought into the sport in 2017.

Some of the team bosses, and drivers, are against it while others feel it needs more time and development.

However, should F1 vote against it, reports suggest that the FIA may push it through on safety grounds.

Haas driver Grosjean would rather they didn’t.

“I don’t want to stop safety in Formula One and it’s great, but if we’re racing drivers then we make a choice to come into a dangerous sport and I’m not at all in favour of the Halo,” he told Crash.net. 

“I think it goes against the DNA in Formula One, against what I’ve seen as a kid or since it started in 1950. On top of that there has been a few downsides.

“We don’t know what it’s going to be like when it’s raining; we don’t know what it’s going to be like on a track like Spa-Francorchamps where you’re up and down; we don’t know what it’s going to be like in Singapore with the lights and the Halo; we’ve already got issues with the weight; and it’s ugly.

“If it comes, fine. But again if I had to vote I would vote against.”