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Re: Halo and DRS
Posted by: IanSmithISA
Date: 19/11/2019 11:01
Good morning,

.....I don't even notice it any more (although I wasn't particularly fussed about it in the first place), and it's well and truly proven its safety value in F1 and lower formulas...

In a sense it is easy not to notice it as it has become covered by the large gear, brake and throttle graphic.

Had they added that graphic without there being the halo I suspect that everyone would be complaining about its size and placement.

So I would have say it has had a negative effect on tv coverage, but it is a safety device that has been effective in lower formulae. Fuel tanks that split and caught fire were much more dramatic then the current fuel bladder but not many people want to go back to metal tanks.

Has the halo has been shown to be effective in F1 yet? The LeClerc/Alonso incident at SPA looked dramatic, but the official F1 report said that without the halo LeClerc would have been hit by Alonso's front wing not his wheel. A helmet/front wing impact may or may not have been harmless.

Like the HANS system, the halo is here to stay and the current generation of drivers just accept HANS as part of the clothing, yet when it was introduced there was the same hoo-hah as the halo generated.



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