Skip to content


FIA Needs to Build Consensus for Halo Protection on Formula 1 Cars

During the final week of Formula One pre-season testing, Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen briefly debuted a prototype of the halo cockpit protection being proposed for 2017. F1 driver Jules Bianchi and IndyCar's Justin Wilson both died from head injuries last year, leading to a push for better head protection. Still, some drivers—including reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton—spoke out against the halo after seeing it on the track. The last thing F1 needs right now is more public bickering over regulations, like we have seen over the introduction of V6 hybrid engines in 2014. Whether the drivers, fans or commentators like it or not, additional cockpit protection seems a foregone conclusion, based on recent F...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - Motorsports
Article is property of

Posted in MotorSports.