Technical Can we talk about the Halo?

F1's Halo Device?


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Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Well, Indy car is doing a windscreen, which I think is probably a better approach if they can make it work.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
I think it does offer more protection. I think it stops flying car parts like the one that almost killed Massa. If this screen had been on Senna's car, he may have survived.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
cant believe im going to say this, but I prefer the halo :o

the aeroscreen looks quite vertical & I worry when it rains because you cant exactly stick windscreen wipers on it, if your going to do this then should you go the whole hog
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff member
Premium Contributor
Yeah, agree Greenlantern101. If we are going to protect the driver then the canopy at least has a clean look about it. Halos and screens are only there to give the impression of open cockpit racing. We may as well forget that now. We are never going back to true open cockpit racing anyway.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Could FIA not just mandate that there be proper overhead protection and let each team or driver decide if they will use a halo, windscreen, or canopy? Might generate some interesting solutions.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff member
Premium Contributor
Could FIA not just mandate that there be proper overhead protection and let each team or driver decide if they will use a halo, windscreen, or canopy? Might generate some interesting solutions.
Sadly within 5 minutes they would start turning them into aero devices and there would be all sorts of daft rules around them.
 

vintly

Mostly bacon
Premium Contributor
On one hand there's the sensible-sounding safety-first principle where driver protection is paramount and we must do everything in our power to keep them safe. On the other hand the chances of a freakish accident where a driver is seriously injured or dies because of the lack of a halo-type device is extremely remote, plus the excitement and future of the sport is definitely not enhanced by the addition of such a device. I for one like F1 less because of the halo.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
If they were to put covers over the front wheels on the Indy car we have LMP2

 

Bernoulli

Spectator
On one hand there's the sensible-sounding safety-first principle where driver protection is paramount and we must do everything in our power to keep them safe. On the other hand the chances of a freakish accident where a driver is seriously injured or dies because of the lack of a halo-type device is extremely remote, plus the excitement and future of the sport is definitely not enhanced by the addition of such a device. I for one like F1 less because of the halo.
But Halo saved so many lives. How can you dislike it? - common argument.

I dislike it too.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
yes id prefer in perfect world no halo looks bad. adds weight to already heavy cars in that 2004 ferrari full of fuel would still be 40kg lighter than a 2019 ferrari. but i genuinely don't notice it while racing & havent for a while now. of course it has saved 4ish drivers in f1 & lower formulae

Ruslan if we learnt anything we cant trust the teams to do anything as it will be comprised for pace
 
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