Grosjean: ‘Shield, halo don’t belong in F1’


Romain Grosjean is strongly against the potential introduction of a 'shield' or 'halo' safety device being used in Formula 1.

The 'shield' cockpit protection was given a very short-lived debut by Sebastian Vettel, but he only kept the device on for his installation laps after complaining about dizziness.

Grosjean, a director of the GPDA, is also very critical of the concepts in production as he believes there is no place for them in the sport.

“I’ve made myself clear since the beginning: we don’t need anything,” the Haas driver said at Silverstone on Friday. “Obviously the test was not very conclusive today.

“I’m against every Halo or shield or whatever, it’s not Formula 1.

'[The shield] is as bad as the Halo.

“I tried the Halo last year, I hated it, it made me sick, so we haven’t yet found a good solution.”

Grosjean went on to state that cockpit protection is no longer at conversation at GPDA meetings.

He added: "We are always pushing the safety element, but it’s not up to us to take the decision.

“The drivers are very divided [on cockpit safety]. We’ve actually stopped discussing it, because it’s safety related.