FIA: Halo will look better with aero fairing attached


Wilson, an ex-Formula One driver, died after being hit on the head by debris from another auto while competing at Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway.

Governing body the FIA said the halo was the "best solution" to improve cockpit safety.

"This will be the end of Formula One as we know it, with an open cockpit". As a GPDA member and director, as a driver, I need to thank the FIA for all the research because the research has been pretty strong, the Halo is a strong device against a lot of cases.

Drivers remain divided over the move. The cars are so different - the height of the front nose, the height of the cockpit area.

News that the Halo will become mandatory on all cars next year was met by significant backlash from fans as well as criticism from some senior figures within the paddock. They also analyzed real-life accidents, including those with fatalities. But while he said that made him dizzy because of visual distortion, he praised the device that detractors have suggested emasculates the appearance and challenge of F1 cars by giving drivers the appearance of now being wrapped completely in cotton wool, and makes them look as if they are wearing a flip-flop on their head.

The device is expected to weigh about 8 kilograms, Whiting said. Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas both expressed concern that the extra weight will impact driving, particularly on cornering speeds.

Meanwhile, championship leader, Sebastian Vettel said it would be "ignorant and stupid to ignore" safety improvements.

"I personally think fans will get used to it. If we can avoid one serious accident because of that, I think it's the price to pay for sure".

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"We believe (the halo) would have changed dramatically the outcome of the accident", Mekies said.

It should be very clear for everyone and it shouldn't be a doubt in your mind to use it or not.

"We would be happy to take it, to help save his life. We can't turn back the clock", the German driver said. We would be happy to take it, to help save his life. "But on the other hand times are changing and we are moving forward". "It helps us in the auto in case something goes very wrong".

And he's not alone in thinking this, either, as fellow Formula One star Fernando Alonso backs the idea up. "That is the first and only thing we should talk about", said the Spaniard.

"I'm sure that they will look more pleasing to the eyes". From the driver's sid, it doesn't look great and the weight of the cars go up, the cars are already way too heavy.

"It takes away some of the passion that F1 is talking about", he said. "Also, with the wheel tethers they are quite strong at the moment so you won't lose a wheel very easily, and when there are parts flying around the vehicle it isn't really going to protect you". I know there's a little bit of pushback at the moment.

Magnussen took a sarcastic tone. "When you look at the vehicle and it is ugly, F1 cars aren't meant to be ugly". The four-time world champion and Ferrari ace recently spoke in favor of the equipment even though 9 out of 10 teams voted against it, much to his surprise.

Not only fans, but also teams and many drivers have admitted their opposition to the questionable aesthetics of the concept created to improve forward cockpit protection. "We could make the cars go 80 kilometers (50 miles) per hour and it would be boring". I don't think it's got a space in Formula 1.