FIA reveal Halo's strength and more ahead of F1 2018 introduction
F1's governing body give detailed briefing on the Halo
Last Updated: 31/07/17 11:32am
The FIA have given a detailed analysis of the Halo device, claiming next season's chosen cockpit protection system can withstand the weight of 15 Formula 1 cars.
Sky F1's David Croft was one of the journalists present at the Hungarian GP for the media briefing, and along with discovering the Halo's strength, they came away with some fascinating insight - including:
- Halo would have been beneficial in 15 of the 17 cases tested by the FIA
- But no guarantee it would have helped in Felipe Massa case
- FIA tests showed driver had more space to get themselves out of the cockpit if car was upside down
- Charlie Whiting says Halo on 2018 cars will look different to what we have seen so far - 'scope for aero design'
FIA media briefing re Halo device, Journalists told Halo is able to withstand 15 times the weight of an F1 car— David Croft (@CroftyF1) July 27, 2017
Halo device specifically designed to deflect large objects away from cockpit, also demonstrated it increases protection against small debris— David Croft (@CroftyF1) July 27, 2017
FIa studied several cases for Halo: Car to car contact: 7 positive, 1 neutral. Car Environment 6 pos, 1 neutral. External Object: 2 positive— David Croft (@CroftyF1) July 27, 2017
In other words, of previous incidents where Halo could have been in use at the time, 15 of 17 cases showed Halo would have been beneficial— David Croft (@CroftyF1) July 27, 2017
FIA says no guarantee Halo would have helped in Massa case. Advances in helmet and visor safety since likely to have greater impact.— Will Buxton (@thebuxtonblog) July 27, 2017
All teams have to fit the Halo. It is one part. Made by one company...— Ben Hunt (@benjhunt) July 27, 2017
Who is that company?
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