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Cockpit safety halos for Formula 1 cars in 2017

By Faiming_low on 27 May 2016 in New technology

Attached Image Starting from the 2017 season, Formula 1 cars will all incorporate a 'halo' structure similar to the one that Ferrari has been testing to enhance safety for its drivers.

Attached Image The ruling came about following the death of Jules Bianchi last year who sustained injuries in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix when his Marussia F1 car collided with a recovery vehicle.

While the design seen in the photos now look pretty ungainly, Autosport reports that a more streamlined and less intrusive version of the halo will be used come 2017. The halo will be tested further starting in June before final approval is slated to be signed off in July.

Attached Image The other more elegant design tested by Red bull has sadly been rejected during a gathering of the teams' technical directors in Monaco over the last weekend.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Still2016 Jun 01 2016 07:09 AM

I am curious as to why only now that it took the authorities so long to insist the "halo" structure as mandatory when they already made a protective cage for the driver mandatory decades ago.

 

It is truly sad that it seems nearly always someone has to die before authorities are willing to change to protect the participants.

 

Thank you.

Watwheels Jun 01 2016 01:19 PM

Such an obiang thing to obstruct the view of the driver.

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