Vettel: Halo visibility not great

Date published: July 9 2016

Ferrari run their updated halo, dubbed halo 2, at Silverstone on Friday with Sebastian Vettel revealing that visibility with the device was “not great.”

The four-time World Champion put in a single installation lap with the cockpit protection device attached to his SF16-H.

It is not the first time that he has put in lap with halo, having trialed it during pre-season testing.

However, the design he ran on Friday had been revised since March with halo 2 featuring a slightly different structure. It is also now made of titanium to bring the weight down.

And Vettel wasn’t exactly singing its praises.

“Not great,” he told ESPNF1 when asked about the test. “There is quite a bit of impact in terms of visibility.

“But,” he added, “it was just a standard check.”